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pharyngeal tonsil

How to sign: a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
"hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children";

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Similiar / Same: adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis, tonsilla adenoidea

Categories: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

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