adenoid

Definitions of adenoid
  1. adjective
    relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
  2. noun
    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”
    synonyms: Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis
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    type of:
    lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue
    tissue making up the lymphatic system
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