lingual tonsil

noun

: a variable mass or group of small nodules of lymphoid tissue lying at the base of the tongue just anterior to the epiglottis

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“Lingual tonsil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lingual%20tonsil. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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