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tonsils, plural;
  1. Either of two small masses of lymphoid tissue in the throat, one on each side of the root of the tongue

  1. (tonsil) either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
  2. The human palatine tonsils and the nasopharyngeal tonsil are lymphoepithelial tissues located in strategic areas of the oropharynx and nasopharynx, although most commonly - the term "tonsils" refers to the palatine tonsils [that can be seen in the back of the throat]. ...
  3. The uvula
  4. (Tonsil) Oval-shaped, lymph-like tissue located at the back of your throat. Tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which aids the body in fighting off infections. Although their exact purpose is unknown, they are thought to act as filters and fighters of bacteria. ...
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  6. (tonsil) tissue in the nasal cavity and throat containing cells involved in the immune response
  7. Structures located on both sides of the oropharynx that may cause narrowing of the airway if enlarged.
  8. paired mounds of lymph glands on each side of the throat.
  9. pair of prominent masses of lymphoid tissue that are located opposite each other in the throat between the anterior and posterior pillars of the fauces (the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue). ...
  10. masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of both sides of the mouth whose primary function is fighting infection.
  11. Collection of tissues involved in fighting infection on the side walls of the throat, which usually melt away by the age of 8 or so, but may persist and partly block the pharynx or throat.
  12. Oval shaped tissue in the back and side of the throat that can become enlarged by infection and lead to narrowing of the airway with resultant snoring and sleep apnea.
  13. Part of the immune system, tonsils are visible on either side of the throat – unless they have been surgically removed.
  14. [V] bends to [V:] while pulling away from side of neck + (2h)[1] tap tonsils on respective sides. For a QuickTime movie of the first sign, see ASL browser - tonsillitis.
  15. The portion of the cerebellum that protrudes into the spinal canal, which may become elongated. (2)
  16. Three sets of lymphatic tissue in the throat that trap and destroy bacteria that enter the upper respiratory tract.
  17. Rupert had his tonsils taken out in October 2010 after having repeated infections. Afterwards, he was no longer able to do his “whippy-cream-machine” sounds.
  18. A pair of flat, oval masses of tissue that lie one on each side of the entrance to the throat. Through them circulates lymph, which assists in removing bacteria and impurities from the blood stream. The tonsils are subject to infection (tonsillitis) and enlargement causing pain.
  19. have an important function in protecting the body from invading organisms.  Tonsils Form a protective circle around the entrance to the respiratory system.