pharyngeal tonsil

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pharyngeal tonsil

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(Anatomy) the technical name for adenoids
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Noun1.pharyngeal tonsil - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)pharyngeal tonsil - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone