faucial tonsil

faucial tonsil
noun
either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
Syn: ↑tonsil, ↑palatine tonsil, ↑tonsilla
Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑nasopharynx

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  • palatine tonsil — noun either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx • Syn: ↑tonsil, ↑faucial tonsil, ↑tonsilla • Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • palatine tonsil — noun One of the two tonsils that can be seen on the left and right sides at the back of the throat. Syn: tonsil, faucial tonsil …   Wiktionary

  • lymphatic tissue — noun tissue making up the lymphatic system • Syn: ↑lymphoid tissue • Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue • Hyponyms: ↑tonsil, ↑palatine tonsil, ↑faucial tonsil, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lymphoid tissue — noun tissue making up the lymphatic system • Syn: ↑lymphatic tissue • Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue • Hyponyms: ↑tonsil, ↑palatine tonsil, ↑faucial tonsil, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tonsillotomy — The cutting away of a portion or all of a hypertrophied faucial tonsil. [tonsillo + G. tome, incision] * * * ton·sil·lot·o·my (ton″sĭ lotґə me) [tonsillo + tomy] incision of a tonsil; the surgical removal of a part of a tonsil …   Medical dictionary

  • tonsilla palatina — [TA] palatine tonsil: either of two small, almond shaped masses located between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches, one on either side of the oropharynx, composed mainly of lymphoid tissue, covered with mucous membrane, and containing… …   Medical dictionary

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