Definition of Parotid gland

1. Noun. A large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear.

Generic synonyms: Salivary Gland



Definition of Parotid gland

1. Noun. (anatomy) Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parotid gland

1. A salivary gland situated in front of and below the ear. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Parotid gland

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The arteries supplying the parotid gland are derived from the external carotid, and from the branches given off by that vessel in or near its substance. ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"Thus the secretion of the parotid gland, like that of the submaxillary, is governed by two sets of fibres: one of cerebro- spinal origin, running along the ..."

3. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"Thus the secretion of the parotid gland, like that of the submaxillary, is governed by two sets of fibres: one of cerebro- spinal origin, running along the ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"Agreeing in their general physical characters aud minute structure, these glands differ in their size, form, and position. The parotid gland. ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Cut through the fascia covering the parotid gland immediately anterior to the ear, ... They all emerge from under cover of the parotid gland, the temporal ..."

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