Adenoid

All possible synonyms of the word Adenoid as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Adenoid

Definition

  • relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

Synonyms

  • adenoid

Pharyngeal tonsil, adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea

Definition

  • 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

  • pharyngeal tonsil
  • adenoid
  • Luschka's tonsil
  • third tonsil
  • tonsilla pharyngealis
  • tonsilla adenoidea

Hypernyms

  • lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue: tissue making up the lymphatic system

Part holonym

  • throat, pharynx: the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

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