tonsil

tonsil (ton´sil)

1. Any collection of lymphoid tissue. 2. palatine t [L. tonsilla, a stake, in pl. the tonsils]
cerebellar t. a rounded lobule on the undersurface of each cerebellar hemisphere, continuous medially with the uvula of the cerebellar vermis.tonsilla cerebelli [NA], amygdala cerebelli;
eustachian t. tubal t
faucial t. palatine t
Gerlach's t. tubal t
laryngeal t.'s folliculi lymphatici laryngei, under folliculus
lingual t. a collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.tonsilla lingualis [NA];
Luschka's t. pharyngeal t
palatine t. a large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.tonsilla palatina [NA], tonsilla [NA], faucial t., tonsil (2);
pharyngeal t. 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.tonsilla pharyngealis [NA], tonsilla adenoidea [NA], Luschka's gland (1), Luschka's t., third t;
submerged t. a faucial t. that is flat and lying below the level of the pillars of the fauces.
third t. pharyngeal t
tubal t. a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube.tonsilla tubaria [NA], eustachian t., Gerlach's t;

 

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