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parathyroid gland

noun

Definition of PARATHYROID GLAND

:  any of usually four small endocrine glands that are adjacent to or embedded in the thyroid gland and produce parathyroid hormone
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Origin of PARATHYROID GLAND

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1895
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parathyroid gland

noun

Medical Definition of PARATHYROID GLAND

:  any of usually four small endocrine glands that are adjacent to or embedded in the thyroid gland, are composed of irregularly arranged secretory epithelial cells lying in a stroma rich in capillaries, and produce parathyroid hormone

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