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parathyroid

[par-uh-thahy-roid] /ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd/ Anatomy
adjective
1.
situated near the thyroid gland.
noun
Origin of parathyroid
1895-1900
1895-1900; para-1 + thyroid
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  • With this idea Ingier added thyroid, hypophysis, thymus and parathyroid to the food of guinea-pigs, or gave it parenterally.

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British Dictionary definitions for parathyroid

parathyroid

/ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
situated near the thyroid gland
2.
of or relating to the parathyroid glands
noun
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parathyroid in Medicine

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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