parosteosis par·os·te·o·sis (pā-rŏs’tē-ō’sĭs) or par·os·to·sis (pār’ŏs-tō’sĭs)
[puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik] /pəˈroʊ tɪk, -ˈrɒt ɪk/ adjective, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. situated about or near the ear. /pəˈrɒtɪk/ adjective 1. situated near the ear parotic pa·rot·ic (pə-rŏt’ĭk) adj. Near or beside the ear.
[puh-rot-id] /pəˈrɒt ɪd/ Anatomy noun 1. Also called parotid gland. a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear. adjective 2. of, relating to, or situated near either parotid. /pəˈrɒtɪd/ adjective 1. relating to or situated near the parotid gland noun 2. See parotid gland adj. “situated near the ear,” 1680s, from French parotide […]
- Parotid duct
parotid duct n. The duct of the parotid gland opening from the cheek into the vestibule of the mouth opposite the neck of the upper second molar tooth. Also called Steno’s duct, Stensen’s duct.
parotidectomy pa·rot·i·dec·to·my (pə-rŏt’ĭ-děk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of a parotid gland.