Luschka's tonsil


Luschka's tonsil
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: ↑adenoid (for: ↑adenoid), ↑adenoidal (for: ↑adenoid)
Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑throat, ↑pharynx

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