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Definition of the noun Tonsils

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  1. [context: nonstandard, plurale tantum] The uvula.


Tonsils a.k.a. Tonsil: Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue facing into the aerodigestive tract. The set of lymphatic tissue known as Waldeyer's tonsillar ring includes the adenoid tonsil, two tubal tonsils, two palatine tonsils, and the lingual tonsil.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2003)

Tonsils and Tonsillitis Tonsils and Tonsillitis Swollen and inflamed tonsils. Tooth Touch The tongue is one of the body's muscles, but it is a muscle of a remarkable kind. Not only are its movements essential for speaking and eating, but it also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Body Systems (2010)

by Julie McDowell

The tonsils and adenoid are composed of lymphatic tissue, just like the lymph nodes located in the neck, groin, and armpits. The adenoid is a single mass of tissue; therefore, it is incorrect to refer to it as “adenoids.” As explained above, it is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

have immediately disappeared on removal of enlarged tonsils ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

The tonsils may stay enlarged after 2364 Left upper permanent teeth (labiobuccal view) Left lower permanent. a part, as intraocular tension, used to detect glaucoma. SEE: illus. TONOMETRY Measuring intraocular eye pressure applanation t.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby

The tonsils are believed to help stop infection and protect the upper respiratory tract. However, it is possible for the tonsils themselves to become infected. This happens most often in youngsters under ...

Google previewHaydn's dictionary of popular medicine and hygiene; ed. by E. Lankester (1879)

TONSILS. Tho tonsils are two glandular structures, situated between the anterior and posterior pillars of the fauces, one on each side. (See Fauces. ) They are somewhat oval in shape, varying in size in different individuals. They consist of a ...

Google previewDictionary of Practical Surgery, etc (1809)

by Samuel COOPER (Senior Surgeon to University College Hospital.)

TONSILS, (dim. of 8011:, the kernels.) Tonsilla.

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

The tonsils look red and may be covered in white spots of pus. Causes The disorder is most commonly part of a virus infection of the upper respiratory tract such as the COMMON COLD, INFLUENZA or infectious MONONUCLEOSIS, in which ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The faucial tonsils are located between the anterior and posterior faucial pillars, and normally are not visible to the eye. The lymphatic structure, however, is liable to pathological changes resulting in enlargement or hypertrophy.

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Scrabble value of T1O1N1S1I1L1S1

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