tonsillolith

n.

1903, from tonsillo-, comb. form of tonsil + -lith "stone."


Nearby words

  1. tonsillary,
  2. tonsillectomy,
  3. tonsillitic,
  4. tonsillitis,
  5. tonsillo-,
  6. tonsillotomy,
  7. tonsils,
  8. tonsorial,
  9. tonsure,
  10. tontine

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Medicine definitions for tonsillolith

tonsillolith

[tŏn-sĭlə-lĭth′]

n.

A calcareous concretion in a tonsil.

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