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Pharyngeal tonsil

British pronunciation/fˈɑːɹɪndʒˌiəl tˈɒnsəl/
American pronunciation/fˈɑːɹɪndʒˌiəl tˈɑːnsəl/
Pharyngeal tonsil

a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)

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pharyngeal tonsil definition and meaning
1While the Palatine tonsils are the largest part of Waldeyer’s ring, the other parts include the pharyngeal tonsil, also known as the adenoids, Gerlach’s tonsils, which are at the opening between your nasopharynx and your middle ear, known as your eustachian tubes, and the lingual tonsils which are the tissues that resides on the base of your tongue.
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