tonsils


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ton·sils

(tŏn′səlz)
The two oval-shaped tissues at the back of the throat in mammals that lie between the mouth and the pharynx. The tonsils are thought to prevent infections of the breathing passages but often become infected themselves. ♦ Inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis (tŏn′sə-lī′tĭs). ♦ Surgical removal of the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy (tŏn′sə-lĕk′tə-mē).

tonsils

Areas of lymphoid tissue around the entrance to the throat.
Translations
mandle
mandler
nielurisat
krajnici
扁桃
편도선
halsmandlar
ต่อมทอนซิล
amidan

tonsils

[ˈtɒnsəlz] nplamygdales fpl
to have one's tonsils out → se faire opérer des amygdales

tonsils

اللَّوْزَتَان mandle mandler Mandeln αμυγδαλές amígdalas nielurisat amygdales krajnici tonsille 扁桃 편도선 amandelen mandler migdałki amígdalas миндалина halsmandlar ต่อมทอนซิล bademcikler amidan 扁桃体
References in classic literature ?
He wrung out his wet clothes, slipped on his patent-leather shoes, opened the blue- and-white umbrella, and with mincing gait and a heart beating against his tonsils appeared as 'agent for His Royal Highness, the Rajah of Rampur, gentlemen.
A sexually transmitted infection that causes cancer might be hiding in the folds of people's tonsils, presenting a greater threat from the disease than originally thought, according to new research.
1 (ANI): It has come to light that cancer causing virus may hide in small pockets on the surface of tonsils in throats of unsuspected people.
According to researchers, acid reflux, which causes heartburns, is linked to cancer of the throat, tonsils and upper digestive tracts in older adults.
According to researchers, acid reflux, which causes heart burns, is linked to cancer of the throat, tonsils and upper digestive tracts in older adults.
Tonsil stones are fairly common in adults and children, however, they tend to occur most often in people who suffer from chronic inflammation in their tonsils or repeated bouts of tonsillitis.
Lymphangiomatous polyps are rare benign hamartomatous tumors of the palatine tonsils that can cause significant distress to the patients such as sore throat, foreign body sensation, a lumpy feeling the throat region, dysphagia, and eventual suffocation.
Angeline was later diagnosed with acute tonsillopharyngitis, a condition characterized by an infection of the throat or tonsils or both.
1, 6) Polypoidal lesions of the tonsils are rare and have been reported using various nomenclature: amongst these hamartomas are even rarer.
The palatine tonsils are situated at the lateral portions of the oropharynx.
Tonsils are filters against infection, says Dr Laith Ismail Dawood, ENT Specialist, Al Hayat Hospital.