parotid gland


noun

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

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Medical definitions for parotid gland

parotid gland

n.

Either of a pair of major salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear and opening into the parotid duct; the largest of the major salivary glands.
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Scientific definitions for parotid gland

parotid gland
[ pə-rŏtĭd ]

Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
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