noun, plural partes [pahr-teez] .
(in prescriptions) a part.

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1622, "equality," also "value of one currency in terms of another," from L. par "equal, that which is equal, equality" (see pair). Meaning "average or usual amount" is first attested 1767. Golf usage is first attested 1898. Figurative use of par for the course is from 1947.
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pars (pärs)
n. pl. par·tes (pär'tēz)
A part or portion of a structure, especially of an anatomical structure.

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