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accessory parotid gland


Definition: an occasional islet of parotid tissue separate from the mass of the gland, lying anteriorly just above the commencement of the parotid duct.

Synonym(s): glandula parotidea accessoriaTA, admaxillary gland, glandula parotis accessoria, socia parotidis

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