Definition of Parotid

1. Adjective. Relating to or located near the parotid gland.

Partainyms: Parotid Gland

Definition of Parotid

1. a. Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear.

2. n. The parotid gland.

Definition of Parotid

1. Adjective. Relating to the parotid gland. ¹

2. Noun. The parotid gland. ¹

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Definition of Parotid

1. a salivary gland [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parotid

1. Situated near the ear; applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parotid gland. Parotid gland, one of the salivary glands situated just in front of or below the ear. It is the largest of the salivary glands in man, and its duct opens into the interior of the mouth opposite the second molar of the upper jaw. Origin: L. Parotis, -idis, Gr,; beside, near +, the ear: cf. F. Parotide. The parotid gland. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parotid

parosteal fasciitis
parosteal osteosarcoma
parotid (current term)
parotid abscess
parotid bed
parotid branches
parotid duct
parotid fascia
parotid gland
parotid glands
parotid notch
parotid papilla
parotid recess
parotid sheath
parotid space
parotid vein

Literary usage of Parotid

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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 the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"I.] parotid SALIVA. and rabbit stimulation of the sympathetic causes secretion, very much as in the case of the submaxillary ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Oc sionally small glands are found in the subcutaneous tissue over the parotid gla. Their afferent vessels drain the root of the nose ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"In fact we might almost take the parotid, as thus studied, ... In the cells of the parotid gland and other albuminous cells the granules seen in the living ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"Extirpation of parotid Gland—This operation has been performed by C. WID. ... The tumour was in the right parotid region, of enormous size, rising to the ..."

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