parotid gland(redirected from Parotid salivary glands)
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Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
[New Latin parōtis, parōtid-, from Latin, tumor near the ear, from Greek : para-, beside; see para-1 + ous, ōt-, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Anatomy) a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
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|Noun||1.||parotid gland - a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear|
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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