parotid

[puh-rot-id] Anatomy.
noun
1.
Also called parotid gland. a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or situated near either parotid.

Origin:
1680–90; < Neo-Latin parōtid- (stem of parōtis) parotid gland; Latin: tumor near the ear < Greek parōtís. See par-, oto-

parotidean, adjective
postparotid, adjective
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parotid (pəˈrɒtɪd)
 
adj
1.  relating to or situated near the parotid gland
 
n
2.  See parotid gland
 
[C17: via French, via Latin from Greek parōtis, from para-1 (near) + -ōtis, from ous ear]

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parotid pa·rot·id (pə-rŏt'ĭd)
adj.

  1. Situated near the ear.

  2. Of or relating to a parotid gland.

n.
A parotid gland.
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Example sentences
It is covered by the parotid gland, and by the integument.
The sublingual gland consists of mucous, the parotid of serous alveoli.
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