A more probable view is that it develops from rests derived from the first branchial arch an not from the parotid.
Sometimes the parotid glands are swollen, as in human mumps.
Parotitis, L. Inflammation of the parotid gland, which is situated under the ear.
The parotid is situated on the side of the face in front of the ear.
Occasionally the parotid glands become enlarged and painful, and sometimes a measly or roseolous eruption appears upon the skin.
On a careful examination, it was found to affect the parotid gland, and the surrounding cellular tissue.
It comprehended one of the parotid glands, and I had to divide the trunk of the carotid artery and jugular vein.
As a matter of fact, the function of the parotid gland was not well understood at this time.
When the parotid is affected the condition tends to be bilateral and there is some constitutional disturbance.
Several cases are on record pointing to the possibility of a metastasis of mumps from the parotid gland to the pancreas.
parotid pa·rot·id (pə-rŏt'ĭd)
Situated near the ear.
Of or relating to a parotid gland.