- 1. pharyngeal tonsil, adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea, lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue
- usage: a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
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- 1. adenoid
- usage: relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
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