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Meaning of parotid

pa•rot•id

Pronunciation: (pu-rot'id), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
—n.
  1. Also called&sec;. a salivary gland situated at the base of each ear.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or situated near either parotid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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