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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
April 26, 2015
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