noun. ['ˈædəˌnɔɪd'] a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx).
- Luschka's tonsil
- lymphoid tissue
- tonsilla adenoidea
- tonsilla pharyngealis
- third tonsil
- pharyngeal tonsil
- ἀδενοειδής (Modern Greek (1453-))
Words that Rhyme with Adenoid
Example sentences of the word adenoid
1. Verb, base form
Children are more likely than adults to develop ETD due to adenoid enlargement.
The nearby adenoid** glands may also be removed through a procedure called adenoidectomy.