Medical Dictionary

parotid gland

noun

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

Illustration of PAROTID GLAND

April 27, 2015
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