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Definition of the noun Tonsils

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noun

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

Explanation

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 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 previewJAMA (1909)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Brown's point with reference to submerged tonsils is a good one. The tonsil that protrudes into the pharynx and hangs, as it were, by a pedicle, is probably the least harmful, because it has better drainage and it does not admit of so much ...

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 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 previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

Tonsils (tonsillae"): f Lymphoepithelial organs forming a f lymphatic ring of pharynx (Waldeyer's ring). T. include: 1) Palatine f T., 2) lingual f T., 3) pharyngeal f T., and 4) tubal f T. Function: Defense of organism against early viral and/or bacterial ...

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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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