adenoids

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Related to pharyngeal tonsils: Palatine tonsils, Lingual tonsils, Tubal tonsils

ad·e·noid

 (ăd′n-oid′)
n.
often adenoids A mass of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nose in the upper part of the throat, normally present only in children, that when infected and swollen can obstruct breathing.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the adenoids; adenoidal.
2. Relating to or resembling a gland; glandular.

adenoids

(ˈædɪˌnɔɪdz)
pl n
(Anatomy) a mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat behind the uvula: when enlarged it often restricts nasal breathing, esp in young children. Technical name: pharyngeal tonsil

ad·e·noids

(ăd′n-oidz′)
Tonsils at the back of the throat that are swollen due to infection. Adenoids can block breathing through the nose.

adenoids

Masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper throat that form part of the body’s defense against infection.
Translations

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] NPLvegetaciones fpl adenoideas

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] nplvégétations fpl

adenoids

plRachenmandeln pl, → Polypen pl (inf)

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npladenoidi fpl

ad·e·noids

n., pl. adenoides, acumulación de tejido linfático en la nasofaringe durante la niñez.

adenoids

npl adenoides fpl
References in periodicals archive ?
Waldeyer's ring, a ring of lymphoid tissue in the pharynx, is formed by the palatine tonsils, as well as the pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids), tubal tonsils and lingual tonsils.
The adenoids, or pharyngeal tonsils, are seen along the posterior upper aspect of the nasopharynx, and when hypertrophied, they may partially efface the airway, as seen in Figure 2.