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English adjective: adenoid

1. adenoid relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue


English noun: adenoid

1. adenoid (body) a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)


SamplesHypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids.
Enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children.


SynonymsLuschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis


Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue


Part meronympharynx, throat









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