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pa·rot·id

 (pə-rŏt′ĭd)
n.
A parotid gland.
adj.
1. Situated near the ear: the parotid region of the face.
2. Of or relating to a parotid gland.

parotid

(pəˈrɒtɪd)
adj
(Anatomy) relating to or situated near the parotid gland
n
(Anatomy) short for parotid gland
[C17: via French, via Latin from Greek parōtis, from para-1 (near) + -ōtis, from ous ear]

pa•rot•id

(pəˈrɒt ɪd)
n.
1. Also called parot′id gland`. a salivary gland situated below the ear.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or situated near the ear.
[1680–90; < New Latin parōtid- (s. of parōtis) parotid, Latin: tumor near the ear < Greek parōtís. See par-, oto-]
pa•rot`i•de′an, adj.
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Adj.1.parotid - relating to or located near the parotid gland
Translations
paausinis

pa·rot·id

n. parótida, glándula secretora de saliva localizada cerca del oído.

parotid

adj parotídeo; n (fam) glándula parótida, parótida (fam)
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Besides these minor salivary glands there are of course the major salivary glands including the parotids, the submandibulars and the sublinguals (Eorliss CE, 1976).
INTRODUCTION: The parotid gland is a compound tubulolalveolar type of gland situated between mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle projecting forwards on the surface of masseter muscle where a small part known as the accessory part of the parotid gland lies between parotid duct below and zygomatic arch above.
Previous investigations included ultrasonography (US) of both parotids, and fine needle aspiration cytology (FANC) and sialogram of right parotid gland, and a diagnosis of obstructive sialadinitis with sialolithiasis was made.
FNAC of both parotids was consistent with chronic sialadinitis.
The ultrasonographic evaluation of parotids revealed bilaterally swollen gland with hypoechoic areas and hyperechoic septations.
Although, mumps infection is common in childhood, the persistent swelling of parotids by the 10th day of onset of symptoms is quite uncommon and surged a possibility of a malignant infiltration of the gland, which was confirmed by the bone marrow examination.
Soft and painless enlargement of the parotids involving the superficial lobes is present.
Bilateral benign lymphoepithelial parotid cysts in diffuse infiltrative lymphocytic syndrome (DILS) in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
We still do not know why EBV causes (1) lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx in Eskimos and southern Chinese, (2) MLEL of the parotids in Greenland Eskimos, (3) MLEL of the submandibular glands in Asians, and (4) Burkitt's lymphoma in Africans.
The department of ENT in association with the department of General Surgery has undertaken a study where 19 cases of pleomorphic adenomas arising from the superficial lobe of the parotids were diagnosed and operated by superficial parotidectomy over a 30 month period (December 2007 to May 2010).