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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 and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

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parotid

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adjective pa·rot·id \pə-ˈrät-əd\

Medical Definition of parotid

  1. :  of, relating to, being, produced by, or located near the parotid gland <parotid acinar cells>




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parotid

noun pa·rot·id

Medical Definition of parotid




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