parotid gland


parotid gland

noun

Definition of PAROTID GLAND

:  a serous salivary gland situated on each side of the face below and in front of the ear

First Known Use of PAROTID GLAND

circa 1771

parotid gland

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAROTID GLAND

: a salivary gland that is situated on each side of the face below and in front of the ear, in humans is the largest of the salivary glands, is of pure serous type, and communicates with the mouth by the parotid duct

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