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Adenoid

Adenoid
(Science: anatomy) lymphoid tissue which forms a prominence on the wall of the pharyngeal recess of the nasopharynx. A mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of throat behind the nose.
Relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue.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.Lymphatic tissue that can be found at the top of the pharynx near the nasal cavity.


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