parathyroid gland

Definitions

General Science

  • noun one of four small glands, found in or near the thyroid gland, that secrete parathyroid hormone, which controls the laying down of minerals in bone

Medical

  • noun one of four small glands which are situated in or near the wall of the thyroid gland and secrete a hormone which controls the way in which calcium and phosphorus are deposited in bones
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