Parotid



[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 (1540s), or directly from Latin parotid-, stem of parotis, from Greek parotis “tumor near the ear,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + ot-, stem of ous “ear” (see ear (n.1)). As a noun, “the parotid gland.”

parotid pa·rot·id (pə-rŏt’ĭd)
adj.

n.
A parotid gland.

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