parathyroid

[ par-uh-thahy-roid ]
/ ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd /
Anatomy

adjective

situated near the thyroid gland.

noun

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Origin of parathyroid

First recorded in 1895–1900; para-1 + thyroid
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Example sentences from the Web for parathyroid

  • With this idea Ingier added thyroid, hypophysis, thymus and parathyroid to the food of guinea-pigs, or gave it parenterally.

    Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess

British Dictionary definitions for parathyroid

parathyroid
/ (ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd) /

adjective

situated near the thyroid gland
of or relating to the parathyroid glands

noun

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Medical definitions for parathyroid

parathyroid
[ păr′ə-thīroid ]

adj.

Adjacent to the thyroid gland.
Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands.

n.

Either of the parathyroid glands.
A parathyroid hormone.
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