Definitions of adenoid

adj relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

n a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)

“enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children”
Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis
Type of:
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue
tissue making up the lymphatic system

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