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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 periodicals archive ?
A few months later, based on initial DISE findings of a retroflexed epiglottis with lingual tonsil hypertrophy, he underwent an epiglottopexy with lingual tonsillectomy.
He underwent radiotherapy on his lingual tonsil (back of the tongue) and had to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach, but his early diagnosis meant he did not require any surgery on his throat.
Lingual tonsil abscess is a rare disorder previously reported only once in the English literature.
The other minor complications such as injury to posterior pillar (2 cases) and symptomatic lingual tonsil hypertrophy in 1 case were seen.
The Von Ebner glands drain on the base of the circumvallate and foliate papillae on the dorsal lingual surface; the Weber glands, mucin exclusive producers, are located on the lateral surface of the tongue, having as drainage site the lingual tonsil crypts; lastly, the Blandin Nuhn glands are found near the tip of the ventral surface of the tongue, and are surrounded by lingual muscles near the medial line.
The palatine tonsils and base of tongue (lingual tonsil) are preferentially affected.
Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the patient's head and neck showed lingual tonsil hypertrophy in the vallecula.
We encountered a patient with a tongue base lymphoma that we initially diagnosed as a lingual tonsil in view of its benign appearance.