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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 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 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 previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

The tonsils play an important rôle in the protective mechanism of the body against infection.

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Scrabble value of T1O1N1S1I1L1S1

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