parotoid definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling the parotid gland; applied specially to cutaneous glandular elevations over the ear in several toads and frogs.
    • Resembling the parotid gland; -- applied especially to cutaneous glandular elevations over the ear in many toads and frogs.
  • noun:
    • A parotoid gland.
    • the cutaneous glands which form a warty size or excrescence nearby the external ear or tympanum of some batrachians, as toads.
  • others:
    • Resembling a parotid; particularly, in herpetology, noting particular cutaneous glands. See II.

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