tonsil

[n] - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
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Tonsil

A mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat.
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Tonsil

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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tonsil

palatine tonsil noun either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
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tonsil

(tonĀ“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 bacteria and any othe...
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Tonsil

• (n.) 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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tonsil

Type: Term Pronunciation: ton′sil Definitions: 1. Intramucosal collection of lymphocytes or aggregated lymphoid tissue closely associated with the overlying epithelium, including the pharyngeal tonsil (adenoid), palatine tonsil, and lingual tonsil, that collectively form a lymphoepithelial ring in the pharynx. 2. An anatomic structure resembl...
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tonsil

Latin tonsilla = tonsil (e.g., palatine tonsil).
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tonsil

One of two small masses of lymphoid tissue on either side of the throat.
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Tonsil

Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue facing into the aerodigestive tract. The set of lymphatic tissue known as Waldeyer`s tonsillar ring includes the adenoid tonsil, two tubal tonsils, two palatine tonsils, and the lingual tonsil. When used unqualified, the term most commonly refers specifically to the palatine tonsils, which are masses of ....
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