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Meaning of ADENOID

Pronunciation:  'ad`noyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [adj]  relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
 

ADENOID is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis
 
 See Also: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue, pharynx, throat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad"e*noid\, Adenoidal \Ad`e*noid"al\a.
Glandlike; glandular.

 

 

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