tonsils


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ton·sils

(tŏn′səlz)
The two oval-shaped tissues at the back of the throat in mammals that lie between the mouth and the pharynx. The tonsils are thought to prevent infections of the breathing passages but often become infected themselves. ♦ Inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis (tŏn′sə-lī′tĭs). ♦ Surgical removal of the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy (tŏn′sə-lĕk′tə-mē).

tonsils

Areas of lymphoid tissue around the entrance to the throat.
Translations
mandle
mandler
nielurisat
krajnici
扁桃
편도선
halsmandlar
ต่อมทอนซิล
amidan

tonsils

[ˈtɒnsəlz] nplamygdales fpl
to have one's tonsils out → se faire opérer des amygdales

tonsils

اللَّوْزَتَان mandle mandler Mandeln αμυγδαλές amígdalas nielurisat amygdales krajnici tonsille 扁桃 편도선 amandelen mandler migdałki amígdalas миндалина halsmandlar ต่อมทอนซิล bademcikler amidan 扁桃体
References in classic literature ?
He wrung out his wet clothes, slipped on his patent-leather shoes, opened the blue- and-white umbrella, and with mincing gait and a heart beating against his tonsils appeared as 'agent for His Royal Highness, the Rajah of Rampur, gentlemen.
DENVER -- Aggressive screening for the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea is warranted in all children with large tonsils, Dr.
Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils, glandular tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat, become infected and swell.
An Israeli researcher has finally discovered the root cause of one of the most severe forms of halitosis, and a way to cure it - and its roots surprisingly are not in the teeth or the gums, but in the tonsils.
I have to get my tonsils taken out, and I'm totally scared.
How come my doctor says I don't need my tonsils out yet?
Isolated involvement of the tonsils is rarely seen in KS (3).
VISIBILITY: Tonsils are visible directly when we look at our mouth in a mirror, but adenoids are not visible directly, as it is behind nasal cavity.
SEVEN in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation, a new study by the University of Birmingham has found.
Tonsils, the clusters of tissue at the back of the throat, work to protect the body from infection.
Furthermore, tonsils and adenoids are an important part of a child's immune system and probably should be left alone.
Immune system in the body comprised of many components, of them palatine tonsils of Waldeyer ring has an important role.