Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

noun

: a partial ring of tonsillar or adenoid tissue formed by the two palatine tonsils, the pharyngeal tonsil, and the lingual tonsil

Word History

Etymology

after Heinrich von Waldeyer-Hartz

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“Waldeyer's tonsillar ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Waldeyer%27s%20tonsillar%20ring. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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