ad·e·noids / ˈadnˌoidz/ • pl. n. a mass of enlarged lymphatic tissue between the back of the nose and the throat, often hindering speaking and breathing in young children.DERIVATIVES: ad·e·noi·dal / ˌadnˈoidl/ adj.
More From encyclopedia.com
Tonsils , tonsils Two masses of oval-shaped lymph tissue located at the back of the throat (palatine tonsils) or on the rear of the tongue (lingual tonsils). T… Lymphoid tissue , lymphoid tissue The type of tissue found in the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and thymus. It is responsible for producing lymphocytes and therefore c… Adipose Tissue , adipose tissue Body fat–the cells that synthesize and store fat, releasing it for metabolism in fasting. Also known as white adipose tissue, to disti… Gingivitis , Definition Gingivitis is a disorder involving inflammation of the gingiva (gum tissue). It is sometimes called gum disease. Description Periodontal d… Tissue , Tissue Tissue is the name for a group of similar cells that have a common structure and function and which work together. Tissues fit together to for… Vascular Tissue , vascular tissue (vascular system) The tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants (tracheophytes). It consists o…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated Aug 24 2016 About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like