adenoidal

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adjective

of or relating to the adenoids; adenoid.
having the adenoids enlarged, especially to a degree that interferes with normal breathing.
being characteristically pinched and nasal in tone quality: a high-pitched, adenoidal voice.

Nearby words

  1. adenoid,
  2. adenoid cystic carcinoma,
  3. adenoid facies,
  4. adenoid squamous cell carcinoma,
  5. adenoid tissue,
  6. adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus,
  7. adenoidectomy,
  8. adenoiditis,
  9. adenoids,
  10. adenolipoma

Origin of adenoidal

First recorded in 1915–20; adenoid + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for adenoidal

adenoidal

adjective

having the nasal tones or impaired breathing of one with enlarged adenoids
another word for adenoid
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Word Origin and History for adenoidal

adenoidal

adj.

1852, from adenoids (see adenoid) + -al (1).

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