Parotid gland


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

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

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

parotid gland
a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

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parotid pa·rot·id (pə-rŏt'ĭd)

  1. Situated near the ear.

  2. Of or relating to a parotid gland.

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.

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parotid gland   (pə-rŏt'ĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
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