parotoid

[ puh-roh-toid ]

noun
  1. Also called parotoid gland . any of certain cutaneous glands forming warty masses near the ear in certain toads.

adjective
  1. of or relating to a parotoid.

  2. resembling a parotid.

Origin of parotoid

1
First recorded in 1870–75; parot(id) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for parotoid

parotoid

/ (pəˈrɒtɔɪd) /


noun
  1. Also called: parotoid gland any of various warty poison glands on the head and back of certain toads and salamanders

adjective
  1. resembling a parotid gland

Origin of parotoid

1
C19: from Greek parot (is) (see parotid) + -oid

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