Definitions for parotid gland
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word parotid gland
a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear
Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans.
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
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.
Translations for parotid gland
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for parotid gland »
Find a translation for the parotid gland definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these parotid gland definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"parotid gland." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 22 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/parotid gland>.