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parotid

[ puh-rot-id ]
/ pəˈrɒt ɪd /
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noun

Also called parotid gland . a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear.

adjective

of, relating to, or situated near either parotid.

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Origin of parotid

1680–90; <New Latin parōtid- (stem of parōtis) parotid gland; Latin: tumor near the ear <Greek parōtís.See par-, oto-

OTHER WORDS FROM parotid

pa·rot·i·de·an, adjectivepost·pa·rot·id, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parotid

parotid
/ (pəˈrɒtɪd) /

adjective

relating to or situated near the parotid gland

noun

Word Origin for parotid

C17: via French, via Latin from Greek parōtis, from para- 1 (near) + -ōtis, from ous ear
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Medical definitions for parotid

parotid
[ pə-rŏtĭd ]

adj.

Situated near the ear.
Of or relating to a parotid gland.

n.

A parotid gland.
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