parathyroid gland definition

  • noun:
    • Any of often four little kidney-shaped glands that lie in pairs near or in the posterior surface of thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone.
    • anyone of four hormonal glands positioned in the neck, often within a thyroid gland, which produce parathyroid hormones.
    • any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

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