Also pa·rot·i·di·tis [puh-rot-i-dahy-tis] /pəˌrɒt ɪˈdaɪ tɪs/.
Origin of parotitis
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Parotitis, L. Inflammation of the parotid gland, which is situated under the ear.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
They came to the conclusion that this variety of parotitis originates in the ducts of the gland.
And in the parotitis, or mumps, the breasts of women swell, when the tumor of the parotitis subsides.
I except the mumps, or parotitis, described below; which is properly an external gland, as its excretory duct opens into the air.
These two last cases are not related as being certainly owing to parotitis, but as they might probably have that origin.
- inflammation of the parotid glandSee also mumps
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- Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.
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