Definition of adenoid


  • relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue.


  • 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". Synonyms: Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis.

Rhymes with adenoid

alkaloid, amyloid, android, asteroid, celluloid, corticosteroid, factoid, hemorrhoid, humanoid, lymphoid, mongoloid, ovoid, paranoid, polaroid, rheumatoid, rhizoid, schadenfreude, sigmoid, sinusoid, spheroid.

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