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parathyroid

[par-uh-thahy-roid]Anatomy
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adjective
  1. situated near the thyroid gland.
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noun
  1. parathyroid gland.
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Origin of parathyroid

First recorded in 1895–1900; para-1 + thyroid
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Historical Examples

  • 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

adjective
  1. situated near the thyroid gland
  2. of or relating to the parathyroid glands
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noun
  1. See parathyroid gland
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parathyroid in Medicine

parathyroid

(păr′ə-thīroid)
adj.
  1. Adjacent to the thyroid gland.
  2. Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands.
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n.
  1. Either of the parathyroid glands.
  2. A parathyroid hormone.
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