parotid

adjective
pa·rot·id | \ pə-ˈrä-təd \

Definition of parotid 

: of or relating to the parotid gland

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Eighty-five percent of salivary-gland tumors are parotid [i.e., in the gland were Yauch's tumor is located]. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of parotid

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of parotid was in 1684

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parotid

adjective
pa·rot·id | \ pə-ˈrät-əd \

Medical Definition of parotid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

parotid

noun

Medical Definition of parotid (Entry 2 of 2)

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