pharyngeal tonsil


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Related to pharyngeal tonsil: adenoid, lingual tonsil, Tubal tonsil, paraepiglottic tonsil

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
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Waldeyer's ring, a ring of lymphoid tissue in the pharynx, is formed by the palatine tonsils, as well as the pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids), tubal tonsils and lingual tonsils.
The adenoids, or pharyngeal tonsils, are seen along the posterior upper aspect of the nasopharynx, and when hypertrophied, they may partially efface the airway, as seen in Figure 2.