pharyngeal tonsil


noun

the technical name for adenoids

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Medical definitions for pharyngeal tonsil

pharyngeal tonsil

n.

A collection of aggregated lymphoid nodules that occur on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx, hypertrophy of which constitutes adenoids.
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