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English noun: palatine tonsil

1. palatine tonsil (body) either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx

Synonymsfaucial tonsil, tonsil, tonsilla

Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

Part meronymnasopharynx

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