tonsil

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Late 16th century borrowing from French tonsille or Latin tonsillae (the tonsils in the throat, plural).

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tonsil (plural tonsils)

  1. (anatomy, immunology) Ellipsis of palatine tonsil.
  2. (anatomy, immunology) Any of various small masses of lymphoid tissues.
    Hyponyms: adenoid, faucial tonsil, lingual tonsil, Luschka's tonsil, nasopharyngeal tonsil, palatine tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tonsil.

Noun[edit]

tonsil (Jawi spelling تونسيل‎, plural tonsil-tonsil, informal 1st possessive tonsilku, impolite 2nd possessive tonsilmu, 3rd possessive tonsilnya)

  1. (anatomy, immunology) tonsil

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