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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 ?
2 critically reviewed the possible relationship between nasorespiratory function and dentofacial morphology, and concluded that they were unable to demonstrate a consistent relationship between obstructed nasorespiratory function, and the adenoid facies in a "long-face" syndrome.
1,2) These individuals also present the long face or adenoid facies syndrome, showing an elongation of the inferior facial height, slightly open lips, narrow maxillary arch, deep palate and Class II malocclusion.
Several studies correlating the breathing mode with the development of specific malocclusions have considered chronic mouth breathing as an etiologic factor in the alteration of facial growth and in Angle Class II, Division 1 malocclusion in individuals with adenoid facies.