Waldeyer's ring

noun

Wal·​dey·​er's ring ˈväl-ˌdī-ərz- How to pronounce Waldeyer's ring (audio)
: a ring of lymphatic tissue formed by the two palatine tonsils, the pharyngeal tonsil, the lingual tonsil, and intervening lymphoid tissue

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“Waldeyer's ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Waldeyer%27s%20ring. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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