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Adenoids Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Adenoids Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Adenoids (also called pharyngeal tonsils, or nasopharyngeal tonsils) are tissues at the very back of the nose, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the mouth.

Normally, in children, they make a soft mound in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind the uvula.

Taking away adenoids with surgery is called adenoidectomy.

Adenoids Sample Sentences in News

  • Wolves' Bennett a 'new man' after offseason of transformation
    Anthony Bennett had his tonsils and adenoids removed, underwent serious physical training, had LASIK surgery and more, all with the goal of putting a forgettable rookie season behind him. Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'
  • Wolves notes: Bennett adjusts to his offseason procedures
    MANKATO – New Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett underwent surgery last spring that removed his tonsils and adenoids in an attempt — successful, he now says — to improve his breathing and sleep apnea. Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'

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