Also called parotid gland . a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear.
of, relating to, or situated near either parotid.
- pa·rot·i·de·an, adjective
- post·pa·rot·id, adjective
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How to use parotid in a sentence
As a matter of fact, the function of the parotid gland was not well understood at this time.Catholic Churchmen in Science | James J. Walsh
Bufo occidentalis has a broader interorbital area and relatively shorter and more rounded parotid glands than bocourti.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
The parotid swells and becomes painful and tender; the skin over it is red and often brawny.
In many instances the inflammatory products escape by way of the parotid duct.
The seat of the affection is the parotid gland which is located in front of and on a level with the ear.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) | Grant Hague
British Dictionary definitions for parotid
relating to or situated near the parotid gland
See parotid gland
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