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parathyroid

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noun para·thy·roid \-ˈthī-ˌrȯid\

Definition of parathyroid



1895

First Known Use of parathyroid

1895


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parathyroid

adjective para·thy·roid

Definition of parathyroid

  1. :  of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands



Origin of parathyroid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1895


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parathyroid

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noun para·thy·roid \-ˈthī-ˌrȯid\

Medical Definition of parathyroid



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parathyroid

adjective para·thy·roid

Medical Definition of parathyroid

  1. 1:  adjacent to a thyroid gland

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "parathyroid"


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