The excretory duct of the parotid gland (parotis). It had been noted by Giulio Casserio (1561-1616) in 1627 and by Walter Needham (c. 1631-1691) in 1655, but was first fully described by Stensen.
- G. Casseri:
Tabulae anatomicae lxxiix. Venetis, apud E. Deuchinum, 1627.
- N. Stensen:
Observationes anatomicae, quibus varia oris, oculorum & narium vas describuntur novique salivae, lacrymarum & muci fontes deteguntur.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. Chouët, 1662.
Stensen first reported his discovery in a letter to his teacher, Thomas Bartholin, dated April 22, 1661.
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