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Meaning of THIRD TONSIL

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
 
 Synonyms: adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis
 
 See Also: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue, pharynx, throat

 

 

 

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