The term tonsils most commonly means the palatine tonsils, which can be seen in the back of the human throat. The palatine tonsils and the nasopharyngeal tonsil are lymphoepithelial tissues located near the oropharynx and nasopharynx. These immunocompetent tissues are the immune system`s first line...
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[n] - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
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A mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat.
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Ton'sil noun [ Latin tonsill ..., plural: confer French tonsille . ] (Anat.) One of the two glandular organs situated in the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the almonds , from their shape.
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<anatomy> One of the two glandular organs situated in the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the almonds, from their shape. ... Origin: L. Tonsill, pl., cf. F. Tonsille. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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palatine tonsil noun either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
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(ton´sil) a small, rounded mass of tissue. any of several fleshy masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat, found in three pairs: the palatine tonsils, lingual tonsils, and pharyngeal tonsils. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and help to filter the circulating lymph of bacteri...
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