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ˈæd nˌɔɪdade·noid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pharyngeal tonsil, adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoideaadjective

    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"

  2. adenoidadjective

    relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

Wiktionary

  1. adenoidnoun

    One of two folds of lymphatic tissue covered by ciliated epithelium. They are found in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula. They may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult when swollen, a condition often called adenitis.

  2. adenoidadjective

    Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; lymphoid.

Wikipedia

  1. Adenoid

    In anatomy, the adenoid, also known as the pharyngeal tonsil or nasopharyngeal tonsil, is the superior-most of the tonsils. It is a mass of lymphatic tissue located behind the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the throat. In children, it normally forms a soft mound in the roof and back wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind the uvula. The term adenoid is also used to represent adenoid hypertrophy, the abnormal growth of the pharyngeal tonsils.

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  1. adenoid

    An adenoid is a mass of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nasal passage, near the roof of the mouth, which helps in fighting off infections as part of the immune system. When swollen or enlarged, it can cause health issues such as difficulty breathing or recurring ear infections. It is most commonly found in children and not typically in adults, as it starts to shrink after early childhood.

  2. adenoid

    An adenoid is a mass of lymphatic tissue located at the back of the nasal cavity, in the upper part of the throat. It helps protect the body against infection, particularly during childhood. It can become enlarged due to infection or other causes, leading to conditions such as difficulty breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea. In some cases, surgical removal may be recommended.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adenoidadjective

    alt. of Adenoidal

Wikidata

  1. Adenoid

    The adenoid, also known as a pharyngeal tonsil or nasopharyngeal tonsil, is a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the throat. Normally, in children, it forms a soft mound in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind the uvula.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adenoid

    -al, ad′en-oid, -al, adj. of a gland-like shape: glandular. [Gr. adēn, a gland, eidos, form.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adenoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adenoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of adenoid in a Sentence

  1. Joanna Gaines:

    A few months ago I was in New York City with Jo, and I happened to meet Gabriele Grunewald( Gabe) as she was running through Central Park. She clearly knew what she was doing, so I got to talking with her and it turns out, she is actually a professional runner, come to find out, back in 2009 Gabe was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma( ACC), a rare form of cancer — so rare that it only occurs in 3.5 out of every one million cancer patient. But from what I can tell, this young lady has n’t let her diagnosis or treatment slow her down for a minute.

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