noun. inflammation of one or both parotid glands.
noun. ['ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk, ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk'] a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time.
adjective. ['ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk, ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk'] (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously.