- Usually adenoids. an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages.
- of or relating to the lymph glands.
- of or relating to the adenoids.
Origin of adenoid
Related Words for adenoidssnout, beak, muzzle, snoot, proboscis, bill, nares, nostrils, adenoids, schnoz, snuffer, horn, sniffer, smeller
Examples from the Web for adenoids
Historical Examples of adenoids
One little boy held his hand up, saying, "She has adenoids."Five Lectures on Blindness
Kate M. Foley
Croup is most frequently associated with large tonsils and adenoids.
The presence of adenoids favors the development of ear complications.
The adenoids can be easily demonstrated to either exist or be absent.
The diet may be at fault; adenoids are supposed by some physicians to be the cause.
- a mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat behind the uvula: when enlarged it often restricts nasal breathing, esp in young childrenTechnical name: pharyngeal tonsil
- of or resembling a gland
- of or relating to lymphoid tissue, as that found in the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, etc
- of or relating to the adenoids
Word Origin for adenoid
Word Origin and History for adenoids
- A lymphoid tissue growth located at the back of the nose in the upper part of the throat that when swollen may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult.
- adenoids Hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsil resulting from chronic inflammation.
- Of, relating to, or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphatic tissue.
- The small mass of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nasal cavity. Swelling of the adenoids can block breathing through the nose.