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Meaning of adenoid

ad•e•noid

Pronunciation: (ad'n-oid"), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually,an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages. See diag. under
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the lymph glands.
  2. of or pertaining to the adenoids.
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