- adenoids ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a mass of lymphoid tissue between the back of the nose and the throat, sometimes enlarged and hindering speech or breathing in the young.DERIVATIVES adenoidal adjective.ORIGIN from Greek adn 'gland' .
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adenoids — [ad′ n oidz΄, ad′noidz΄] pl.n. growths of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose: they can swell up, esp. during childhood, obstruct breathing and speaking, and cause chronic ear infections * * * or pharyngeal tonsils… … Universalium
adenoids — [ad′ n oidz΄, ad′noidz΄] pl.n. growths of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose: they can swell up, esp. during childhood, obstruct breathing and speaking, and cause chronic ear infections … English World dictionary
Adenoids — Masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of throat behind the nose. * * * 1. A normal collection of unencapsulated lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx. Also called pharyngeal tonsils. 2. Common terminology for the large (normal) pharyngeal… … Medical dictionary
adenoids — [[t]æ̱dɪnɔɪdz[/t]] N PLURAL Adenoids are soft lumps of flesh at the back and top of a person s throat that sometimes become swollen and have to be removed … English dictionary
adenoids — nasopharyngeal tonsil; n. a collection of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx. Enlargement of the adenoids can cause obstruction to breathing through the nose and can block the Eustachian tubes, causing glue ear … The new mediacal dictionary
adenoids — ad|e|noids [ˈædınɔıdz, ˈædən ] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: adenoeides, from aden gland ] the small soft pieces of flesh at the top of your throat, behind your nose, that sometimes become swollen … Dictionary of contemporary English
adenoids — ad|e|noids [ ædn,ɔıdz ] noun plural pieces of soft flesh between the back of your throat and your nose that sometimes become swollen and have to be removed … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
adenoids — adÂ·eÂ·noid || Ã¦dÉªnÉ”Éªd n. growth of lymphoid tissue located in the upper pharynx … English contemporary dictionary
adenoids — [ adɪnɔɪdz] plural noun a mass of enlarged lymphatic tissue between the back of the nose and the throat. Derivatives adenoidal adjective Origin C19: adenoid from Gk adēn gland + oid … English new terms dictionary
adenoids — noun (plural) the small soft pieces of flesh at the back of your throat that sometimes have to be removed because they become swollen adenoidal adjective … Longman dictionary of contemporary English