parathyroid
I. noun Date: 1895 parathyroid gland II. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands

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  • parathyroid — [par΄əthī′roid΄] adj. [ PARA 1 + THYROID] 1. situated alongside or near the thyroid gland 2. designating or of any of usually four small, oval glands on or near the thyroid gland that secrete parathormone n. a parathyroid gland …   English World dictionary

  • Parathyroid — Gland that regulates calcium, located behind the thyroid gland in the neck. The parathyroid secretes a hormone called parathormone (or parathyrin) that is critical to calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Although the number of parathyroid glands… …   Medical dictionary

  • parathyroid — 1. adjective a) Situated near the thyroid gland. b) Pertaining to the parathyroid glands or their extracts. 2. noun a) The parathyroid gland. b) A parathyroid hormone …   Wiktionary

  • parathyroid — /par euh thuy royd/, Anat. adj. 1. situated near the thyroid gland. n. 2. See parathyroid gland. [1895 1900; PARA 1 + THYROID] * * * …   Universalium

  • parathyroid — par·a·thy·roid || ‚pærÉ™ θaɪrɔɪd n. one of the small secretory glands located behind the thyroid gland adj. pertaining to the parathyroid, pertaining to the small secretory glands located behind the thyroid gland (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parathyroid — par•a•thy•roid [[t]ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) anat. situated near the thyroid gland 2) anat. parathyroid gland • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • parathyroid — /pærəˈθaɪrɔɪd/ (say paruh thuyroyd) adjective 1. situated near the thyroid gland. –noun 2. a parathyroid gland …   Australian English dictionary

  • parathyroid — n. & adj. Anat. n. a gland next to the thyroid, secreting a hormone that regulates calcium levels in the body. adj. of or associated with this gland. * * * parathyroid etc.: see para 1 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • parathyroid — noun Anatomy a gland next to the thyroid which secretes a hormone that regulates calcium levels in a person s body …   English new terms dictionary

  • parathyroid — para·thyroid …   English syllables

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