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Definition of 'adenoid'

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  1. 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"
       Synonyms: pharyngeal tonsil Luschka's tonsil third tonsil tonsilla pharyngealis tonsilla adenoidea


  1. relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

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