HyperDic: adenoid

English > 2 senses of the word adenoid:
NOUNbodyadenoid, pharyngeal tonsil, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoideaa collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
ADJECTIVEpertadenoidrelating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
adenoid > pronunciation
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Rhymesalkaloid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > adenoid: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue.
Spanishadenoideo
Nounsadenoida collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
English > adenoid: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx).
Examples
  • "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"
  • "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
Synonymspharyngeal tonsil, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea
Part ofthroat, pharynxThe passage to the stomach and lungs
Broaderlymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissuetissue making up the lymphatic system
Spanishadenoide, amígdala adenoidea, tonsilla adenoidea
Catalanadenoide, amígdala adenoide, amígdala faríngia, tonsilla adenoidea
Adjectivesadenoidrelating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
adenoidalof or pertaining to the adenoids

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