parathyroid definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or acquired through the parathyroid glands: a parathyroid extract.
    • Situated near the thyroid gland.
    • with respect to the parathyroid glands or their extracts.
  • noun:
    • The parathyroid gland.
    • A parathyroid hormone.
    • The parathyroid gland.
    • A parathyroid hormone.
    • one of many parathyroid glands.
    • anybody of four endocrine glands situated above or in the thyroid gland gland
  • others:
    • Lying in the vicinity associated with the thyroid; specifically, noting several small masses of glandular tissue comparable in features, although not in function, into the thyroid gland and positioned in close proxmity to it.

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