Epidemic, or Infectious, parotitis, mumps.

(Par"o*toid) a. [Parotid + -oid.] (Anat.) Resembling the parotid gland; — applied especially to cutaneous glandular elevations above the ear in many toads and frogs.n. A parotoid gland.

(||Pa*rou"si*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Parusia.] (a) The nativity of our Lord. (b) The last day. Shipley.

(||Par`o*va"ri*um) n. [NL. See Para-, and Ovarium.] (Anat.) A group of tubules, a remnant of the Wolffian body, often found near the ovary or oviduct; the epoöphoron.

(Par"ox*ysm) n. [F. paroxysme, Gr. fr. to sharpen, irritate; para` beside, beyond + to sharpen, from sharp.]

1. (Med.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions. Arbuthnot.

2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.

The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair.

(Par`ox*ys"mal) a. Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as, a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper.Par`ox*ys"mal*ly, adv.

(Par*ox"y*tone) n. [Gr. a. See Para-, and Oxytone.] (Gr. Gram.) A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.

(Par*quet") n. [F. See Parquetry.]

1. A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to the whole lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress circle; the pit.

2. Same as Parquetry.

(Par"quet*age) n. See Parquetry.

(Par"quet*ed), a. Formed in parquetry; inlaid with wood in small and differently colored figures.

One room parqueted with yew, which I liked well.

(Par"quet*ry) n. [F. parqueterie, fr. parquet inlaid flooring, fr. parquet, dim. of parc an inclosure. See Park.] A species of joinery or cabinet-work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other patterns, generally of different colors, — used especially for floors.

(Par*quette") n. See Parquet.

(Parr) n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. bradan a salmon.] (Zoöl.) (a) A young salmon in the stage when it has dark transverse bands; — called also samlet, skegger, and fingerling. (b) A young leveret.

(Par"ra*keet` Par"a*keet`), n. [See Paroquet.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; — called also paroquet and paraquet.

Many of the Asiatic and Australian species belong to the genus Paleornis; others belong to Polytelis, Platycercus, Psephotus, Euphema, and allied genera. The American parrakeets mostly belong to the genus Conurus, as the Carolina parrakeet (C. Carolinensis).

(Par`o*ti"tis) n. [NL. See Parotid, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the parotid glands.

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