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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx) adj. - Relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue.

Usage examples (33)
  • The tissue combining them is known as adenoid or gland-like tissue.
  • The cancer caused by this new cancer gene is called adenoid cystic carcinoma and is a slow-growing b ...
  • The only pretty girl whose prettiness appealed to Rowcliffe had an "adenoid" mouth which he held to be a drawback.
  • GRIFFIN: I don't know what an adenoid is, but I'd like to date one. for more
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