para-thyroid

parathyroid

[par-uh-thahy-roid] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
situated near the thyroid gland.

Origin:
1895–1900; para-1 + thyroid

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parathyroid (ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  situated near the thyroid gland
2.  of or relating to the parathyroid glands
 
n
3.  See parathyroid gland

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parathyroid par·a·thy·roid (pār'ə-thī'roid)
adj.

  1. Adjacent to the thyroid gland,

  2. Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands.

n.
  1. Eithe rof the parathyroid glands.

  2. A parathyroid hormone.

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