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parathyroid glandnoun [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
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