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* * *parathyroid adj1) adjacent to a thyroid gland2) of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands
* * *par·a·thy·roid (par″ə-thiґroid) [para- + thyroid] 1. beside the thyroid gland. (in the pl.) 2. parathyroid glands.
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parathyroid — [par΄əthī′roid΄] adj. [ PARA 1 + THYROID] 1. situated alongside or near the thyroid gland 2. designating or of any of usually four small, oval glands on or near the thyroid gland that secrete parathormone n. a parathyroid gland … English World dictionary
parathyroid — 1. adjective a) Situated near the thyroid gland. b) Pertaining to the parathyroid glands or their extracts. 2. noun a) The parathyroid gland. b) A parathyroid hormone … Wiktionary
parathyroid — I. noun Date: 1895 parathyroid gland II. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands … New Collegiate Dictionary
parathyroid — /par euh thuy royd/, Anat. adj. 1. situated near the thyroid gland. n. 2. See parathyroid gland. [1895 1900; PARA 1 + THYROID] * * * … Universalium
parathyroid — parÂ·aÂ·thyÂ·roid || â€špÃ¦rÉ™ Î¸aÉªrÉ”Éªd n. one of the small secretory glands located behind the thyroid gland adj. pertaining to the parathyroid, pertaining to the small secretory glands located behind the thyroid gland (Anatomy) … English contemporary dictionary
parathyroid — par•a•thy•roid [[t]ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) anat. situated near the thyroid gland 2) anat. parathyroid gland • Etymology: 1895–1900 … From formal English to slang
parathyroid — /pærəˈθaɪrɔɪd/ (say paruh thuyroyd) adjective 1. situated near the thyroid gland. –noun 2. a parathyroid gland … Australian English dictionary
parathyroid — n. & adj. Anat. n. a gland next to the thyroid, secreting a hormone that regulates calcium levels in the body. adj. of or associated with this gland. * * * parathyroid etc.: see para 1 1 … Useful english dictionary
parathyroid — noun Anatomy a gland next to the thyroid which secretes a hormone that regulates calcium levels in a person s body … English new terms dictionary
parathyroid — para·thyroid … English syllables