parotid glandparotid gland
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
Origin of parotid glandNew Latin parōtis parōtid- from Latin tumor near the ear from Greek para- beside ; see para- 1. ous ōt- ear ; see ous- in Indo-European roots.
(plural parotid glands)
- (anatomy) Either of a pair of salivary glands located in front of, and below each ear in humans.