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Adenoids

From Ancient Greek ἀδενοειδής (adenoeidēs) < ἀδήν (adēn), gland) and ἐῖδος (eidos), form).

adenoid (not comparable)

Positive
adenoid

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; lymphoid.

Singular
adenoid

Plural
adenoids

adenoid (plural adenoids)

  1. (anatomy) One of two folds of lymphatic tissue covered by ciliated epithelium. They are found in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula. They may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult when swollen, a condition often called adenoids.


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