Definition of Third tonsil

1. Noun. A collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx). "Enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"




Medical Definition of Third tonsil

1. A collection of more or less closely aggregated lymphoid nodules on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx, the hypertrophy of which constitutes the morbid condition called adenoids. Synonym: tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea, Luschka's gland, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Third Tonsil

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third tonsil (current term)
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Literary usage of Third tonsil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"Perhaps the third tonsil plays a greater part in the production of secondary disease ... Of these 134 had hypertrophy of the third tonsil—twenty per cent, ..."

2. A Manual of Personal Hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiologic Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1917)
"The best treatment of enlargement of the third tonsil is its removal by operation. As it is a condition occurring in the hardiest and healthiest children, ..."

3. A Manual of Personal Hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiologic Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1917)
"The best treatment of enlargement of the third tonsil is its removal by operation. As it is a condition occurring in the hardiest and healthiest children, ..."

4. A Manual of personal hygiene by Walter Lytle Pyle, May E. Young (1910)
"The best treatment of enlargement of the third tonsil is its removal by operation. As it is a condition occurring in the hardiest and healthiest children, ..."

5. A Manual of Personal Hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiologic Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1912)
"The best treatment of enlargement of the third tonsil is its removal by operation. As it is a condition occurring in the hardiest and healthiest children, ..."

6. A Manual of Personal Hygiene by Walter Lytle Pyle (1900)
"The best treatment of enlargement of the third tonsil is its removal by operation. As it is a condition occurring in the hardiest and healthiest children, ..."

7. A Manual of Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear by Edward Baldwin Gleason (1918)
"Of course, in cases where mouth-breathing is the result of other causes than adenoids, removal of the third tonsil does not secure nasal respiration, ..."

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