tonsil

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From Latin tonsilla, compare French tonsille.

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tonsil (plural tonsils)

  1. (anatomy, immunology) Either of a pair of small masses of lymphoid tissue that lie on each side of the throat and that help protect the body against infection; palatine tonsil.
  2. (anatomy, immunology) Any of various small masses of lymphoid tissues, including palatine tonsils, adenoids and lingual tonsils.

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