[puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik] /pəˈroʊ tɪk, -ˈrɒt ɪk/

adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
situated about or near the ear.
situated near the ear

parotic pa·rot·ic (pə-rŏt’ĭk)
Near or beside the ear.


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