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English Dictionary: parotid by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. relating to or located near the parotid gland
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Parotid \Pa*rot"id\, n. (Anat.)
      The parotid gland.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Parotid \Pa*rot"id\, a. [L. parotis, -idis, Gr. [?], [?]; [?]
      beside, near + [?], [?], the ear: cf. F. parotide. ] (Anat.)
      (a) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the
            salivary gland near the ear.
      (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parotid
      {Parotid gland} (Anat.), 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.
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