parotid gland

noun
Updated on: 28 Mar 2018

Definition of parotid gland

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

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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

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