Parotoid Gland (in CC amphib glossary)

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The parotoid gland is an external growth with a concentration of pores capable of excreting a milky mixture of poisons and irritants as a defense against predators. It is found in some salamanders and toads. They occur in pairs, one behind each eye. In toads they are located above the tympanum.

The parotoid gland is not to be confused with the parotid gland; the two are unrelated in form and function.
 

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Lovely definition. I remember this was a pet peeve of yours - people using "parotid" instead of "parotoid".
 

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LOL, thanks.
 
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