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parathyroid gland

noun [C] uk   /ˌpær.əˈθaɪ.rɔɪdˌɡlænd/  us   /ˌper.əˈθaɪ-/ specialized
any of four glands (= small organs in the body) that control the amount of the chemicals calcium and phosphorus in the body
Translations of “parathyroid gland”
in Chinese (Traditional) 副甲狀腺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甲状旁腺…
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