Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

noun

Definition of Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

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

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History and Etymology for Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

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 17 Sep. 2021.

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