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adenoid

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noun ad·e·noid \ˈa-də-ˌnȯid, ˈad-ˌnȯid\

Definition of adenoid

  1. :  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 abnormally enlarged —usually used in plural



Origin and Etymology of adenoid

Greek adenoeidēs glandular, from adēn


First Known Use: circa 1890


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adenoid

adjective ad·e·noid

Definition of adenoid

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the adenoids

  2. 2 :  relating to, affected with, or associated with abnormally enlarged adenoids <a severe adenoid condition> <adenoid facies>




Medical Dictionary

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adenoid

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adjective ad·e·noid \ˈad-ən-ˌȯid, ˈad-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of adenoid

  1. 1:  of, like, or relating to glands or glandular tissue; especially :  like or belonging to lymphoid tissue

  2. 2:  of or relating to the adenoids <in the adenoid region of the pharynx>

  3. 3a:  of, relating to, or affected with abnormally enlarged adenoids <a severe adenoid condition> <an adenoid patient>b:  characteristic of one affected with abnormally enlarged adenoids <adenoid facies>




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adenoid

noun ad·e·noid

Medical Definition of adenoid

  1. 1:  an abnormally enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the pharynx characteristically obstructing the nasal and ear passages and inducing mouth breathing, nasality, postnasal discharge, and dullness of facial expression—usually used in plural

  2. 2:  pharyngeal tonsil




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