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deep part of parotid gland


Definition: that portion of the parotid salivary gland that is located medially to ramus of the mandible and occupies the space between the ramus of the mandible and the mastoid process extending as far medially as the pharyngeal wall.

See: parotid gland

Synonym(s): pars profunda glandulae parotidisTA, processus retromandibularis glandulae parotidis, processus retromandibularis, retromandibular process of parotid gland

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