Synonyms
Etymology

1. adenoid

noun. ['ˈædəˌnɔɪd'] a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx).

Synonyms

  • Luschka's tonsil
  • lymphoid tissue
  • pharynx
  • tonsilla adenoidea
  • throat
  • tonsilla pharyngealis
  • third tonsil
  • pharyngeal tonsil

Etymology

  • ἀδενοειδής (Modern Greek (1453-))

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Words that Rhyme with Adenoid

  • paranoid
  • vescinoid

Example sentences of the word adenoid


1. Verb, base form
Children are more likely than adults to develop ETD due to adenoid enlargement.

2.
Adjective
The nearby
adenoid** glands may also be removed through a procedure called adenoidectomy.

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