- tonsillar crypt,
- tonsillar fossa,
Origin of tonsil
Examples from the Web for tonsils
Think the Frogtown settlers rinsed their tonsils with something that was “too wet to plow and too thick to drink”?
Here's a transcript in case you're at the vet waiting for your cat's tonsils to be removed.
The procedure is now the most common surgery performed in the U.S.—more common than getting your tonsils or appendix removed.
From such trifles as uvulas and tonsils they went on to ovaries and appendices until at last no one's inside was safe.Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw
A pair of small bodies at the sides of the soft palate near its hinder end are the tonsils.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
The "glandia" were the kernels or tonsils of the throat, situate just below the root of the tongue.The Captiva and The Mostellaria|Plautus
Your tonsils get red, you've a pain in your head, and you find it a labour to swallow.
The tonsils are enlarged, and project so that they obstruct the isthmus of the fauces, sometimes even meeting in the middle line.
Word Origin for tonsil
c.1600, from Latin tonsillae (plural) "tonsils," diminutive of toles "goiter," which is perhaps of Gaulish origin.