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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)


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


Synonymsadenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis


Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue


Part meronympharynx, throat









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