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parotid

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adjective pa·rot·id \pə-ˈrä-təd\

Definition of parotid

  1. :  of or relating to the parotid gland



Origin of parotid

New Latin parotid-, parotis parotid gland, from Latin, tumor near the ear, from Greek parōtid-, parōtis, from para- + ōt-, ous ear — more at ear


First Known Use: 1687


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