parotoid gland

parotoid

[puh-roh-toid] Zoology.
noun
1.
Also called parotoid gland. any of certain cutaneous glands forming warty masses near the ear in certain toads.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a parotoid.
3.
resembling a parotid.

Origin:
1870–75; parot(id) + -oid

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parotoid (pəˈrɒtɔɪd)
 
n
1.  Also called: parotoid gland any of various warty poison glands on the head and back of certain toads and salamanders
 
adj
2.  resembling a parotid gland
 
[C19: from Greek parot(is) (see parotid) + -oid]

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