a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
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How to use parotid gland 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
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
Sometimes abscess and gangrene of the inflamed parotid gland occur.
Secondary infection of the parotid gland frequently occurs, and gives rise to a suppurative parotitis.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Swelling of the parotid gland occasionally occurs in typhoid fever, but is much less common than in typhus.
Scientific definitions for parotid gland
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
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