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New Latin parōtis parōtid- from Latin tumor near the ear from Greek para- beside para–1 ous ōt- ear ous- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
These changes are found in senile wasting, in metaplasia of cartilage, in many tumours, especially mixed growths of the parotid gland and testicle, and in various inflammatory granulation ulcers.
From the stylomastoid foramen, the nerve enters the parotid gland and divides into an estimated 7,000 nerve fibers that control a wide range of facial and neck activity.
Mumps, another viral disease, affects the salivary glands, especially the parotid gland.
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