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Definition of the noun adenoid

What does adenoid mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adenoids

  1. a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)

Alternative definition of the noun adenoid


  1. [anatomy] One of two folds of lymphatic tissue covered by ciliated epithelium. They are found in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula. They may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult when swollen, a condition often called adenitis.

Definition of the adjective adenoid

What does adenoid mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also called adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenomyoepithelioma, cribriform carcinoma, cylindroma. Adenocystic carcinoma (Silverberg et al, 2006) adenocystoma [Gk, DGƝQ + kystis, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Cf Adenoma adenocarcinoma of renal cells See Renal cell carcinoma adenocarcinoma of bronchus See Lung cancer adenocarcinoma of uterus Endometrial carcinoma, see there adenofibroma Fibroadenoma, see there adenoid adjective 1.

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

adenoid ...

Google previewFlint's Condensed Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine and Surgery (1892)

the fibrous polypus and the adenoid polypus ; as rare pathological curiosities, dermoid and cystic polypi have been observed. Fibrous polypus. —This is composed of fibro-cellular tissue, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

adenoid (ad (e ̆-) noyd) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Histopathologically, adenoid cystic carcinoma is classified into the tubular (low grade), cribriform (intermediate grade), or solid (high grade) type; ...

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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Sphenoid Sinus

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Adenoid Meaning

Video shows what adenoid means. Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; lymphoid.. adenoid synonyms: pharyngeal tonsil, Luschka's tonsil, third ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2E1N1O1I1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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