- adenoid tissue
- lymphoid t.
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Adenoid — Ad e*noid, n. (Med.) A swelling produced by overgrowth of the adenoid tissue in the roof of the pharynx; usually in pl. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adenoid — [ad′ n oid΄, ad′noid΄] adj. [ ADEN(O) + OID] 1. glandlike or glandular 2. of or like lymphoid tissue … English World dictionary
Adenoid hypertrophy — Infobox Disease Name = Adenoid hypertrophy Caption = Adenoid hilighted in green. DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|J|35|2|j|30 ICD9 = ICD9|474.12 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001649 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Adenoid hypertrophy (or… … Wikipedia
adenoid — 1. Glandlike; of glandular appearance. SYN: adeniform. 2. See pharyngeal tonsil. [adeno + G. eidos, appearance] * * * ad·e·noid ad ən .ȯid, ad .nȯid adj 1) of, like, or relating to glands or glandular tissue esp like or belonging to lymphoid… … Medical dictionary
Tissue — A tissue in medicine is not like a piece of tissue paper. It is a broad term that is applied to any group of cells that perform specific functions. A tissue in medicine need not form a layer. Thus, The bone marrow is a tissue; Connective tissue… … Medical dictionary
adenoid — I. noun Etymology: Greek adenoeidēs glandular, from adēn Date: circa 1890 either of two abnormally enlarged masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the pharynx that usually obstruct the nasal and ear passages; also such a mass when not… … New Collegiate Dictionary
adenoid — /ˈædənɔɪd / (say aduhnoyd) noun 1. (often in the plural) a mass or nodule of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx; enlargement can prevent nasal breathing, especially in young children. –adjective 2. relating to the lymphatic glands; lymphoid:… … Australian English dictionary
adenoid — I noun a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx) hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children • Syn:… … Useful english dictionary
adenoid — 1. adjective Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; lymphoid. 2. noun One of two folds of lymphatic tissue covered by ciliated epithelium. They are found in the … Wiktionary
adenoid — /ad n oyd /, n. 1. Usually, adenoids. an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages. See diag. under tonsil. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the lymph glands. 3. of or pertaining to… … Universalium