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pa·rot·id gland

[TA]
the largest of the salivary glands, one of the bilateral compound acinous glands situated in the parotid bed, inferior and anterior to the ear, on either side, extending from the angle of the jaw inferiorly, to the zygomatic arch superiorly, posteriorly to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and medially into the infratemporal fossa, deep to the ramus of the mandible; it is subdivided into a superficial part (pars superficialis) and a deep part (pars profunda) by emerging branches of the facial nerve, and discharges in seromucous saliva through the parotid duct.
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parotid gland

n.
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
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pa·rot·id gland

(pă-rot'id gland) [TA]
The largest of the salivary glands, one of two compound acinous glands situated inferior and anterior to the ear, on either side, extending from the angle of the jaw to the zygomatic arch and posteriorly to the sternocleidomastoid muscle; it is subdivided into a superficial part and a deep part by emerging branches of the facial nerve, and discharges through the parotid duct.
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parotid gland

one of a pair of salivary glands situated behind the cheek, just in front of the ear, having a duct into the back of the mouth.
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Parotid gland

The salivary gland that lies below and in front of each ear.
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pa·rot·id gland

(pă-rot'id gland) [TA]
Largest of salivary glands, one of the bilateral compound acinous glands situated in the parotid bed, inferior and anterior to the ear, on either side, extending from angle of jaw inferiorly, to zygomatic arch superiorly, posteriorly to sternocleidomastoid muscle, and medially into infratemporal fossa, deep to ramus of mandible.
Synonym(s): external salivary gland.
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