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PARATHYROID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does parathyroid mean? 

PARATHYROID (noun)
  The noun PARATHYROID has 1 sense:

1. any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

  Familiarity information: PARATHYROID used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARATHYROID (noun)


Sense 1parathyroid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

parathyroid; parathyroid gland

Hypernyms ("parathyroid" is a kind of...):

ductless gland; endocrine; endocrine gland (any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream)


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