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parotoid

[puh-roh-toid] /pəˈroʊ tɔɪd/
noun
1.
Also called parotoid gland. any of certain cutaneous glands forming warty masses near the ear in certain toads.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a parotoid.
3.
resembling a parotid.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; parot(id) + -oid
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  • The distinguishing characteristic of the giant toad is the enlarged parotoid gland.
British Dictionary definitions for parotoid

parotoid

/pəˈrɒtɔɪd/
noun
1.
Also called parotoid gland. any of various warty poison glands on the head and back of certain toads and salamanders
adjective
2.
resembling a parotid gland
Word Origin
C19: from Greek parot(is) (see parotid) + -oid
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