|1.||relating to or situated near the parotid gland|
|2.||See parotid gland|
|[C17: via French, via Latin from Greek parōtis, from |
|a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear|
parotid pa·rot·id (pə-rŏt'ĭd)
Situated near the ear.
Of or relating to a parotid gland.
parotid gland n.
Either of a pair of major salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear and opening into the parotid duct; the largest of the major salivary glands.
|parotid gland (pə-rŏt'ĭd) Pronunciation Key
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.