- situated about or near the ear.
Origin of parotic
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Parotidī′tis, Parotī′tis, inflammation of the parotic gland.
The cranium is strongly ossified, and there are no parotic processes or interparietal foramen.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- situated near the ear
C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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- Near or beside the ear.
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