• WordNet 3.6
    • adj parotid relating to or located near the parotid gland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Parotid (Anat) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear.
    • n Parotid (Anat) The parotid gland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parotid The parotid gland, a lobulated racemose gland situated near the ear, secreting saliva, which is poured into the mouth by a special duct. In man the parotid is much the largest of the three pairs of salivary glands, and is deeply situated near the ear in the recess behind and partly within the ramus of the jaw. Its duct, called the duct of Stenson, runs across the cheek horizontally, pierces the buccinator muscle, and discharges saliva into the mouth opposite the second upper molar tooth. See also cut under salivary.
    • n parotid In many types of ancient Greek helmets, an ear-guard or side-guard, a piece on either side of the helmet arranged to shield the ear and the side of the head by stopping a downward blow. Sometimes it was a rigid piece or wing projecting diagonally upward from the helmet; sometimes it was hinged so as to turn up out of the way when not required for protection.
    • parotid Situated beside the ear; parotic or parotoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parotid par-ot′id the largest of the three pairs of salivary glands, situated immediately in front of the ear—also Parō′tis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. parotis, -idis, Gr. , ; para` beside, near + , , the ear: cf. F. parotide,.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. parōtis, -idospara, beside, ous, ōtos, ear.


In literature:

The parotid region showed signs of a beard and she had hair on her upper lip.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The parotid is situated on the side of the face in front of the ear.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Parotids rather swollen, with a ridge of rather larger conical scales over the ears above.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Secondary infection of the parotid gland frequently occurs, and gives rise to a suppurative parotitis.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The largest one, near the ear, is the parotid gland.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The seat of the affection is the parotid gland which is located in front of and on a level with the ear.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid glands.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
L. Masseter muscle, crossed by the parotid duct, and some fibres of platysma.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
On the fifth day the ulcerating gland burst outside and the parotid gland became relieved.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
Sometimes abscess and gangrene of the inflamed parotid gland occur.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various

In news:

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland.
Abstract Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) of the parotid gland is rare.
Its occurrence in the parotid gland is very rare.
Atypical lipomatous tumor/well- differentiated liposarcoma of the parotid gland: Case report and literature review.
Epidermoid carcinoma involving the parotid gland and orbital region: Case report of a rare entity.
The scientists gave 11 head and neck cancer survivors a single-dose injection of the Aquaporin-1 gene directly into one of their two parotid salivary glands , the largest of the major salivary glands .
Most salivary gland cancers form in one of the parotid glands , as Yauch's did, just in front of the ears.
Although many studies on this subject have been undertaken, the data are generally focused on specific topics such as parotid gland neoplasms or tumors of the major salivary glands .
Hamartomas of the parotid gland are very rare.
Bilateral multicystic parotid masses in primary Sjögren syndrome.
Primary Merkel cell carcinoma of the parotid gland .
Hamartomas of the parotid gland are very rare.
Sarcoidosis presenting as a solitary parotid mass.
Abstract We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis in which the patient presented with a discrete solitary parotid mass and no other manifestation of the disease.
Preservation of the superficial lobe for deep-lobe parotid tumors: A better aesthetic outcome.