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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";
Similiar / Same: pharyngeal tonsil, adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla pharyngealis
Categories: lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue