prethyroid

pre·thy·roid

, prethyroidealprethyroidean (prē-thī'royd, -thī-roy'dē-ăl, -thī-roy'dē-an),
Anterior to or preceding the thyroid gland or cartilage.

prethyroid

/pre·thy·roid/ (-thi´roid) anterior to the thyroid gland or thyroid cartilage.
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To correct the hormonal imbalance, we performed a partial parathyroidectomy with a self-implantation of the right lower parathyroid into the prethyroid muscles.