Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to adenoids: adenoidectomy
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Tonsils at the back of the throat that are swollen due to infection. Adenoids can block breathing through the nose.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper throat that form part of the body’s defense against infection.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adenoids[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npl → végétations fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
adenoids[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npl → adenoidi fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n., pl. adenoides, acumulación de tejido linfático en la nasofaringe durante la niñez.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
adenoidsnpl adenoides fpl
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.