a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)

hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids


enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children

Derivationally related forms: ↑adenoidal
Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑throat, ↑pharynx
relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • adenoid — ADENOÍD, Ă, adenoizi, de, adj. Care aparţine ţesutului glandular, privitor la acest ţesut. – Din fr. adénoïde. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  adenoíd adj. m., pl. adenoízi; f. sg. adenoídă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Adenoid — Ad e*noid, n. (Med.) A swelling produced by overgrowth of the adenoid tissue in the roof of the pharynx; usually in pl. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adenoid — (adj.) 1839, gland like, medical L. adenoideus, from Gk. adenoeides, from aden (gen. adenos) gland + eidos form (see OID (Cf. oid)). Adenoids adenoid growths attested by 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Adenoid — Ad e*noid, Adenoidal Ad e*noid ala. Glandlike; glandular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adenoīd — (griech.), drüsenähnlich, s. Adenoma …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adenoid — Adenoīd, Adenōm (grch.), Drüsengeschwulst, krankhafte Neubildung aus Drüsengewebe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • adenoid — [ad′ n oid΄, ad′noid΄] adj. [ ADEN(O) + OID] 1. glandlike or glandular 2. of or like lymphoid tissue …   English World dictionary

  • adenoid — 1. Glandlike; of glandular appearance. SYN: adeniform. 2. See pharyngeal tonsil. [adeno + G. eidos, appearance] * * * ad·e·noid ad ən .ȯid, ad .nȯid adj 1) of, like, or relating to glands or glandular tissue esp like or belonging to lymphoid… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenoid — I. noun Etymology: Greek adenoeidēs glandular, from adēn Date: circa 1890 either of two abnormally enlarged masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the pharynx that usually obstruct the nasal and ear passages; also such a mass when not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adenoid — /ˈædənɔɪd / (say aduhnoyd) noun 1. (often in the plural) a mass or nodule of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx; enlargement can prevent nasal breathing, especially in young children. –adjective 2. relating to the lymphatic glands; lymphoid:… …  

  • adenoid — ade|no|id 〈Adj.; Med.〉 drüsenähnlich, lymphknotenähnlich [→ Adenom] * * * adenoid,   drüsenähnlich …   Universal-Lexikon

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