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 roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula. They may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult when swollen, a condition often called adenitis.
Syn: pharyngeal tonsil, Luschkas tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea

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  • adenoid — ADENOÍD, Ă, adenoizi, de, adj. Care aparţine ţesutului glandular, privitor la acest ţesut. – Din fr. adénoïde. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  adenoíd adj. m., pl. adenoízi; f. sg. adenoídă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 — (adj.) 1839, gland like, medical L. adenoideus, from Gk. adenoeides, from aden (gen. adenos) gland + eidos form (see OID (Cf. oid)). Adenoids adenoid growths attested by 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Adenoid — Ad e*noid, Adenoidal Ad e*noid ala. Glandlike; glandular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adenoīd — (griech.), drüsenähnlich, s. Adenoma …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adenoid — Adenoīd, Adenōm (grch.), Drüsengeschwulst, krankhafte Neubildung aus Drüsengewebe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • adenoid — [ad′ n oid΄, ad′noid΄] adj. [ ADEN(O) + OID] 1. glandlike or glandular 2. of or like lymphoid tissue …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — ade|no|id 〈Adj.; Med.〉 drüsenähnlich, lymphknotenähnlich [→ Adenom] * * * adenoid,   drüsenähnlich …   Universal-Lexikon

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