Definitions for palatine tonsil
tonsil, palatine tonsil, faucial tonsil, tonsilla(noun)
either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
One of the two tonsils that can be seen on the left and right sides at the back of the throat.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A round-to-oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the PHARYNX. There is one on each side of the oropharynx in the fauces between the anterior and posterior pillars of the SOFT PALATE.
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