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pet·rous [pe-truh s, pee-]
adjective

1. of or resembling stone or rock in hardness.
2. Anatomy. relating to the dense portion of the temporal bone, which protects the inner ear; petrosal.

Origin

1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French petros) < Latin petrōsus rocky. See petr-, -ous

Synonyms

1. jagged, rough, rocky.

Antonyms

1. smooth, even.

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