deep part of pa·rot·id gland[TA]
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.
Synonym(s): pars profunda glandulae parotidis [TA], processus retromandibularis glandulae parotidis, processus retromandibularis, retromandibular process of parotid glandSee: parotid gland.
The wedge-shaped portion of the parotid gland that projects medially toward the pharynx.
See also: processus