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parathyroid

[ par-uh-thahy-roid ]
/ ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd /
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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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How to use parathyroid in a sentence

  • 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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