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English definition of “parotid”

parotid

noun [C]     /pəˈrɒt.ɪd/ US  /pəˈrɑt̬.ɪd/ specialized
either of a two glands that produce saliva (= liquid produced in the mouth): Damage to one or both parotid glands will increase the thickness of the saliva.Glands in the human body
(Definition of parotid noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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