Origin of parotid
Examples from the Web for parotid
Sometimes the parotid and submaxillary glands were inflamed; petechiae were absent.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
The submaxillary and sublingual glands may be the seat of the same varieties of tumour as the parotid.
On the fifth day the ulcerating gland burst outside and the parotid gland became relieved.
The parotid duct may be divided and a salivary fistula result.
Parotitis, L. Inflammation of the parotid gland, which is situated under the ear.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for parotid
Word Origin for parotid
Word Origin and History for parotid
"situated near the ear," 1680s, from French parotide (1540s), or directly from Latin parotid-, stem of parotis, from Greek parotis "tumor near the ear," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + ot-, stem of ous "ear" (see ear (n.1)). As a noun, "the parotid gland."