adenoid

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The adenoids

Etymology[edit]

Late 19th century borrowing from French adénoïde, from New Latin adenoīdēs, from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓δενοειδής (adenoeidḗs, glandular), from ᾰ̓δήν (adḗn, gland) +‎ -ο- (-o-) +‎ -ειδής (-eidḗs, -oid, -like). The noun is derived from ellipsis of tumeur adénoïde (glandular tumor).

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adenoid (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, relational)
    1. Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue.
      Synonym: lymphoid
    2. Of or pertaining to the adenoids.
      Synonym: adenoidal
    3. Relating to, affected with, or associated with abnormally enlarged adenoids.

Noun[edit]

adenoid (plural adenoids)

  1. (medicine) Either of two abnormally enlarged mass of lymphatic tissue at the back of the pharynx, often obstructing the nasal and ear passages and hindering speaking and breathing in young children.
  2. (anatomy, usually in the plural) Such a mass when not abnormally enlarged, covered by ciliated epithelium and located in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula.
    Synonyms: Luschka's tonsil, nasopharyngeal tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis
    Hypernym: tonsil
    Coordinate terms: lingual tonsil, palatine tonsil

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Etymology[edit]

From French adénoïde

Adjective[edit]

adenoid m or n (feminine singular adenoidă, masculine plural adenoizi, feminine and neuter plural adenoide)

  1. adenoid

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