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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 previewAsthma And Beyond (2011)

by Paul Sherwood

While damaged tonsils is a common cause of eczema, in adults there may also be other factors involved. With babies and young children, however, a weakened lymph system is by far the most dominant reason. If a child is over-clothed, and ...

Google previewWestern Medical Review (1903)

The mechanical obstruction arising from chronically enlarged tonsils is a constant factor though it may only be aggressively prominent when acute inflammation is added to the chronic condition. This mechanical obstruction results in such ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

The palatine tonsils, pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids), and lingual tonsils form a ring ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

have immediately disappeared on removal of enlarged tonsils ...

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 previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1908)

by John William Ballantyne

In the next stage of all cases of scarlet fever, even in the mildest, there is a general uniform redness of the uvula, soft palate, the palatine arches, and the tonsils, — in fact, the appearance is that of an exanthem of the throat, exactly analogous ...

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Scrabble value of T1O1N1S1I1L1S1

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

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