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ton·sil

 (tŏn′səl)
n.
A small oral mass of lymphoid tissue, especially either of two such masses embedded in the lateral walls of the opening between the mouth and the pharynx, of uncertain function, but believed to help protect the body from respiratory infections.

[From Latin tōnsillae, tonsils, diminutive of tōlēs, swollen tonsils.]

ton′sil·lar adj.

tonsil

(ˈtɒnsəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) Also called: palatine tonsil either of two small masses of lymphatic tissue situated one on each side of the back of the mouth.
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any small rounded mass of tissue, esp lymphatic tissue
[C17: from Latin tōnsillae (pl) tonsils, of uncertain origin]
ˈtonsillar, ˈtonsillary adj

ton•sil

(ˈtɒn səl)

n.
a prominent oval mass of lymphoid tissue on each side of the throat.
[1595–1605; < Latin tōnsillae (pl.)]
ton′sil•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonsil - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynxtonsil - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx

tonsil

noun
Related words
adjectives tonsillar, tonsillary, amygdaline
Translations
لَوْزَه، لَوْزَةُ الحَلْق
mandlekrční mandle
mandel
nielurisarisa
mandula
hálskirtill
anginatonzilė
mandele

tonsil

[ˈtɒnsl] Namígdala f, angina f (Mex)
to have one's tonsils outquitarse las amígdalas

tonsil

nMandel f; to have one’s tonsils outsich (dat)die Mandeln herausnehmen lassen; tonsil action or hockey (inf)Knutscherei f, → Herumknutschen nt

tonsil

[ˈtɒnsl] ntonsilla
to have one's tonsils out → farsi operare di tonsille

tonsil

(ˈtonsil) noun
either of two lumps of tissue at the back of the throat. He had to have his tonsils (taken) out.
ˌtonsilˈlitis (tonsiˈlaitis) noun
painful inflammation of the tonsils. She had / was suffering from tonsillitis.

ton·sil

n. amígdala, tonsila;
cerebellar ______ cerebelosa;
lingual ______ lingual;
palatine ______ palatina;
pharyngeal ______ faríngea.

tonsil

n amígdala, angina (fam)
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For organ samples, trachea and cecal tonsil homogenates were supplemented to 10% (w/v) with 1% streptomycin (300 mg/ml) and the suspensions were centrifuged.
Necropsies were performed on all dead birds; trachea, kidney, cecal tonsil, pancreas, liver, intestine, heart, and lung were collected for virus isolation.
Tissue samples which included trachea thymus lungs spleen liver kidneys cecal tonsil bursa of fabricius and cloaca were aseptically collected for virus detection using RT-PCR technique and the swab samples were aseptically provided from trachea lungs liver and heart to bacteria identification using culture and isolation methods.
A scanning electron microscope study of Cecal Tonsil: The basic unit of the Cecal Tonsil.
After the birds died or were euthanized, we collected tissues aseptically from the brain, trachea, lung, kidney, spleen, heart, cecal tonsil, liver, leg muscle, intestine and pancreas, and proventriculus for virus recovery.