parotid definition

  • noun:
    • A parotid gland.
    • The parotid gland.
    • The parotid gland.
    • The parotid gland, a lobulated racemose gland situated close to the ear, secreting saliva, that is poured in to the lips by a special duct.
    • in several forms of ancient greek language helmets, an ear-guard or side-guard, a piece on either region of the helmet organized to protect the ear and also the side of the head by preventing a downward blow.
  • adjective:
    • Situated nearby the ear: the parotid region for the face.
    • Of or regarding a parotid gland.
    • concerning the parotid gland.
    • Situated nearby the ear; -- applied specially into the salivary gland near the ear.
    • Of, regarding, or in the spot of, the parotid gland.
    • concerning or found near the parotid gland
  • others:
    • Situated near the ear; parotic or parotoid.

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