adenoid

Definitions of adenoid
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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”
Synonyms:
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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