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parathyroid (gland)

noun [C]     /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 bodyGlands in the human body
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