from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of usually four small kidney-shaped glands that lie in pairs near or within the posterior surface of the thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone.
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- noun anatomy Any one of four
endocrine glandssituated in the neck, usually within a thyroid gland, which produce parathyroid hormone.
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- noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
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