parathyroid gland Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “parathyroid gland” in the English Dictionary

"parathyroid gland" in British English

See all translations

parathyroid glandnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpær.əˈθaɪ.rɔɪdˌɡlænd/  us   /ˌper.əˈθaɪ-/ specialized
any of four glands (= ​smallorgans in the ​body) that ​control the ​amount of the ​chemicals calcium and phosphorus in the ​body
(Definition of parathyroid gland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of parathyroid gland?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day