adenoids(redirected from pharyngeal tonsils)
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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.
1. Of or relating to the adenoids; adenoidal.
2. Relating to or resembling a gland; glandular.
(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
Tonsils at the back of the throat that are swollen due to infection. Adenoids can block breathing through the nose.
Masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper throat that form part of the body’s defense against infection.
adenoids[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npl → végétations fpl
adenoids[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npl → adenoidi fpl
n., pl. adenoides, acumulación de tejido linfático en la nasofaringe durante la niñez.