parathyroid

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

situated near the thyroid gland.

noun


Nearby words

  1. paratenon,
  2. paraterminal gyrus,
  3. paratha,
  4. parathion,
  5. parathyrin,
  6. parathyroid extract,
  7. parathyroid gland,
  8. parathyroid glands,
  9. parathyroid hormone,
  10. parathyroid tetany

Origin of parathyroid

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

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Examples 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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Medicine 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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