Definition of parotoid in US English:

parotoid

noun

Zoology
  • Either of a pair of cutaneous glandular areas which form large warty swellings behind the eyes in some amphibians, especially toads, sometimes extending on to the neck or shoulder and often producing a toxic secretion.

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or relating to such a gland.

Origin

Late 19th century. From parotis + -oid.