parotid gland(redirected from Parotid salivary glands)
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a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
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parotid gland[pə′räd·əd ′gland]
The salivary gland in front of and below the external ear; the largest salivary gland in humans; a compound racemose serous gland that communicates with the mouth by Steno's duct.
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