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Parotid

/pəˈrɒtɪd/ Adjective Relating to, situated near, or affecting a parotid gland. (Google Dictionary) Noun Short for parotid gland. Word origin: From French parotide (1540s), or directly from Latin parotid-, stem of parotis, from Greek parotis “tumor near the ear,” from para– “beside” + ot-, stem of ous...

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Parous

Adjective 1. Having given birth to one or more viable children. (wiktionary.org) 2. Word-forming element meaning “bearing, producing.” (etymonline.com) Word origin: Word-forming element meaning “bearing, producing,” from Latin –parus (e.g. viviparus “bringing forth young alive”), from parere “to produce, bring...

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