parotid gland
noun Date: circa 1771 a serous salivary gland situated on each side of the face below and in front of the ear

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  • Parotid gland — Parotid Pa*rot id, a. [L. parotis, idis, Gr. ?, ?; para beside, near + ?, ?, the ear: cf. F. parotide. ] (Anat.) (a) Situated near the ear; applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parotid gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula parotidea GraySubject = 177 GrayPage = 693 Caption = Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid gland #2 is Submandibular gland #3 is Sublingual gland Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve =… …   Wikipedia

  • Parotid gland — The largest of the three major salivary glands, it is located in front and below the ear and behind the jaw bone. The other two glands are the submandibular (submaxillary) and sublingual. * * * parotid gland n a salivary gland that is situated on …   Medical dictionary

  • parotid gland — noun a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear • Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • parotid gland — one of a pair of salivary glands situated in front of each ear. The openings of the parotid ducts (Stensen s ducts) are on the inner sides of the cheeks, opposite the second upper molar teeth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parotid gland — noun Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans …   Wiktionary

  • parotid gland cancer — Cancer that forms in a parotid gland, the largest of the salivary glands, which make saliva and release it into the mouth. There are 2 parotid glands, one in front of and just below each ear. Most salivary gland tumors begin in parotid glands …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Железа Околоушная (Parotid Gland) — парная слюнная железа, располагающаяся на боковой поверхности лица спереди и ниже ушной раковины. Выводной проток (стенонов проток (Stenscn s ducts)) открывается на латеральной стенке преддверия полости рта на уровне второго верхнего большого… …   Медицинские термины

  • accessory parotid gland — glandula parotidea accessoria …   Medical dictionary

  • Parotid duct — Right parotid gland. Deep and anterior aspects. (Parotid duct labeled at center right.) …   Wikipedia

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