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Noun: pharyngeal tonsil
  1. 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";
    - adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea

Derived forms: pharyngeal tonsils

Type of: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

Part of: pharynx, throat

Encyclopedia: Pharyngeal tonsil