Definition of Pharyngeal 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"

Definition of Pharyngeal tonsil

1. Noun. (anatomy) An adenoid. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pharyngeal 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 Pharyngeal Tonsil

pharyngeal hypophysis
pharyngeal isthmus
pharyngeal membranes
pharyngeal mucosa
pharyngeal muscles
pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube
pharyngeal pituitary
pharyngeal plexus
pharyngeal pouch syndrome
pharyngeal raphe
pharyngeal recess
pharyngeal reflex
pharyngeal ridge
pharyngeal space
pharyngeal tonsil (current term)
pharyngeal tonsils
pharyngeal tubercle
pharyngeal vein
pharyngeal veins

Literary usage of Pharyngeal tonsil

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"... WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO PRIMARY TUBERCULOSIS OF THE pharyngeal tonsil. ... of the normal pharyngeal tonsil, with bibliography, consult Gottstein and ..."

2. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"The condition which makes this portion of the respiratory tract especially important is the presence of t lie pharyngeal tonsil which lines ..."

3. Normal Histology: With Special Reference to the Structure of the Human Body by George Arthur Piersol (1916)
"The latter is less circumscribed and infiltrates the surrounding mucous membrane, so that the limits of the pharyngeal tonsil are not well defined. ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"Subacute tonsillitis occurs in the pharyngeal tonsil with the same frequency as in the ... The main predisposing cause is an enlarged pharyngeal tonsil. ..."

5. Tonsils, Faucial Lingual, and Pharyngeal: With Some Account of the Posterior by Harry Aldrich Barnes (1914)
"DISEASES OF THE pharyngeal tonsil. (ADENOIDS.) The anatomy and histology of the lymphoid ... The pharyngeal tonsil becomes hypertrophied under much the same ..."

6. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1907)
"... lowei part of the pharyngeal tonsil. It is much larger thau the neighboring crypts, and lias a dilated extremity or pouch. pharyngeal tonsil Synonyms. ..."

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