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adenoid

[ad-n-oid] /ˈæd nˌɔɪd/
noun
1.
Usually, adenoids. an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the lymph glands.
3.
of or pertaining to the adenoids.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Greek adenoeidḗs. See aden-, -oid
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  • Antibiotics may be used to treat tonsil, adenoid, and sinus infections when they occur.
British Dictionary definitions for adenoid

adenoid

/ˈædɪˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a gland
2.
of or relating to lymphoid tissue, as that found in the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, etc
3.
of or relating to the adenoids
Word Origin
C19: from Greek adenoeidēs. See adeno-, -oid
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Word Origin and History for adenoid
adj.

1839, "gland-like," medical Latin adenoideus, from Greek adenoeides, from aden (genitive adenos) "gland" (see inguinal) + eidos "form" (see -oid). Adenoids "adenoid growths" attested by 1862.

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adenoid in Medicine

adenoid ad·e·noid (ād'n-oid')
n.

  1. A lymphoid tissue growth located at the back of the nose in the upper part of the throat that when swollen may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult.

  2. adenoids Hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsil resulting from chronic inflammation.

adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphatic tissue.
ad'e·noi'dal (ād'n-oid'l) adj.
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