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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parotid gland(noun)

    a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear

Wiktionary

  1. parotid gland(Noun)

    Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans.

Freebase

  1. Parotid gland

    The parotid gland is a salivary gland in humans. It is a bilateral structure, and the largest of the salivary glands. It is wrapped around the mandibular ramus, and secretes saliva through Stensen's ducts into the oral cavity, to facilitate mastication and swallowing and to begin the digestion of starches.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Parotid Gland

    The largest of the three pairs of SALIVARY GLANDS. They lie on the sides of the FACE immediately below and in front of the EAR.

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