English noun: third tonsil
|1.||third tonsil (body) a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)|
|Samples||Hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids.|
Enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children.
|Synonyms||adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis|
|Broader (hypernym)||lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue|
|Part meronym||pharynx, throat|