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Definition of Parotid gland

Parotid gland: The largest of the three major salivary glands, it is located in front and below the ear and behind the jaw bone. The other two glands are the submandibular (submaxillary) and sublingual.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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