adenoid


adenoid
noun
a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
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hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids

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enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children

Derivationally related forms: ↑adenoidal
Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑throat, ↑pharynx
adjective
relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

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  • adenoid — ADENOÍD, Ă, adenoizi, de, adj. Care aparţine ţesutului glandular, privitor la acest ţesut. – Din fr. adénoïde. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  adenoíd adj. m., pl. adenoízi; f. sg. adenoídă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Adenoid — Ad e*noid, n. (Med.) A swelling produced by overgrowth of the adenoid tissue in the roof of the pharynx; usually in pl. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adenoid — (adj.) 1839, gland like, medical L. adenoideus, from Gk. adenoeides, from aden (gen. adenos) gland + eidos form (see OID (Cf. oid)). Adenoids adenoid growths attested by 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Adenoid — Ad e*noid, Adenoidal Ad e*noid ala. Glandlike; glandular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adenoīd — (griech.), drüsenähnlich, s. Adenoma …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adenoid — Adenoīd, Adenōm (grch.), Drüsengeschwulst, krankhafte Neubildung aus Drüsengewebe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • adenoid — [ad′ n oid΄, ad′noid΄] adj. [ ADEN(O) + OID] 1. glandlike or glandular 2. of or like lymphoid tissue …   English World dictionary

  • adenoid — 1. Glandlike; of glandular appearance. SYN: adeniform. 2. See pharyngeal tonsil. [adeno + G. eidos, appearance] * * * ad·e·noid ad ən .ȯid, ad .nȯid adj 1) of, like, or relating to glands or glandular tissue esp like or belonging to lymphoid… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenoid — I. noun Etymology: Greek adenoeidēs glandular, from adēn Date: circa 1890 either of two abnormally enlarged masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the pharynx that usually obstruct the nasal and ear passages; also such a mass when not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adenoid — /ˈædənɔɪd / (say aduhnoyd) noun 1. (often in the plural) a mass or nodule of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx; enlargement can prevent nasal breathing, especially in young children. –adjective 2. relating to the lymphatic glands; lymphoid:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adenoid — ade|no|id 〈Adj.; Med.〉 drüsenähnlich, lymphknotenähnlich [→ Adenom] * * * adenoid,   drüsenähnlich …   Universal-Lexikon