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parotid

[puh-rot-id] /pəˈrɒt ɪd/
noun
1.
Also called parotid gland. a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or situated near either parotid.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < New Latin parōtid- (stem of parōtis) parotid gland; Latin: tumor near the ear < Greek parōtís. See par-, oto-
Related forms
parotidean, adjective
postparotid, adjective
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Examples from the web for parotid
  • It is covered by the parotid gland, and by the integument.
  • The sublingual gland consists of mucous, the parotid of serous alveoli.
British Dictionary definitions for parotid

parotid

/pəˈrɒtɪd/
adjective
1.
relating to or situated near the parotid gland
noun
2.
Word Origin
C17: via French, via Latin from Greek parōtis, from para-1 (near) + -ōtis, from ous ear
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Word Origin and History for parotid
adj.

"situated near the ear," 1680s, from French parotide (1540s), or directly from Latin parotid-, stem of parotis, from Greek parotis "tumor near the ear," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + ot-, stem of ous "ear" (see ear (n.1)). As a noun, "the parotid gland."

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parotid in Medicine

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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