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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)
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.
The "critters" sound like tonsillar stones--common yet annoying clumps of cells that get trapped in deep pockets on tonsil surfaces and cause bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Criteria to identify adult patients at increased risk of tonsil malignancies have been suggested, (7) and clinical criteria in the paediatric population to identify tonsillar lymphoma have been delineated.
introduces the PEAK[R] PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device, indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT] surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids.
Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the patient's head and neck showed lingual tonsil hypertrophy in the vallecula.
And we can solve the problem by evaporating part of the tonsil where the bacteria can hide with laser treatment.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) says it will shortly begin collecting 100,000 pairs of tonsils removed during routine surgery for its National Anonymous Tonsil Archive.
This method, now called powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA), allows me to remove enough tissue to correct the airway obstruction, yet leave a small layer of tonsil tissue intact along with the tonsillar capsule to protect the pharyngeal muscles from injury and infection.
Tissues were collected from the eye, thyroid gland, lymph node, lung, heart, brain, spinal cord, kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal gland, gallbladder, tonsil, trachea, stomach, intestines, and reproductive tract.
A new tonsil removal method is gradually being introduced into Britain's hospitals which could solve this problem.
Notable physical findings included enlarged tonsils and a white exudate on the right tonsil.
The two primary reasons for tonsil and/or adenoid removal are (1) recurrent infection despite antibiotic therapy and (2) difficulty breathing due to enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.