Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.

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  • n. Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. one of the salivary glands situated just in front of or below the ear. It is the largest of the salivary glands in man, and its duct opens into the interior of the mouth opposite the second molar of the upper jaw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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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