Definition of Tonsilla adenoidea
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"
Generic synonyms: Lymphatic Tissue, Lymphoid Tissue
Group relationships: Pharynx, Throat
Derivative terms: Adenoid, Adenoidal
Medical Definition of Tonsilla adenoidea
1. An alternate term for pharyngeal tonsil. (05 Mar 2000)