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Pronunciation: pa-rot'id

Definition: Situated near the ear; denoting several structures in this neighborhood. Usually refers to the parotid salivary gland.

[G. parotis (parotid-), the gland beside the ear, fr. para, beside, + ous (ot-), ear]

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