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Noun: third tonsil
  1. A collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
    - pharyngeal tonsil, adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea

Derived forms: third tonsils

Type of: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

Part of: pharynx, throat