tonsil

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  • n.

    A small oral mass of lymphoid tissue, especially either of two such masses embedded in the lateral walls of the opening between the mouth and the pharynx, of uncertain function, but believed to help protect the body from respiratory infections.

    [From Latin tōnsillae, tonsils, diminutive of tōlēs, swollen tonsils.]

    tonsillar ton'sil·lar adj.


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