tonsil


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for tonsil

either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx

References in periodicals archive ?
com, 800-973-7374, starting at about $10) claim to eliminate tonsil stones by neutralizing mouth bacteria.
Patients were clinically assessed pre-operatively and the following data collected: indication for surgery, known tuberculosis contacts, constitutional symptoms (weight loss, poor weight gain, fevers), presenting symptoms (nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, sore throat), history of immunocompromise, presence and size of cervical lymphadenopathy, tonsil size, presence of tonsillar asymmetry (left- and right-side tonsils differ in grade), and visible tonsillar lesions.
An Israeli researcher has finally discovered the root cause of one of the most severe forms of halitosis, and a way to cure it - and its roots surprisingly are not in the teeth or the gums, but in the tonsils.
Past research has found that the abnormal prion proteins that can cause vCJD can be found in samples of tonsil tissue.
It is important to note, however, that for children with recurrent or chronic tonsillitis, I do remove the entire tonsil to reduce the risk of future infection and the possible need for a second operation caused by regrowth.
The tonsil had severe multifocal coalescing areas of caseous necrosis and heterophilic inflammation with reactive lymphoid follicular hyperplasia.
TONSILLITIS is an infection of the tonsils caused by bacteria or viruses.
Tonsils and adenoids are composed of tissue that is similar to the lymph nodes or "glands" found in the neck, groin, and other places in the body.
And people with MS were subjected to hopelessly ineffective treatments--such as tonsil extraction.
Those foul smelling, small, white-ish chunks that you can sometimes feel at the back of your throat when you swallow are known as tonsil stones.
If the answer is biological, then the idea would suggest that either tonsil or appendix inflammation weakens the body and limits the ability for a woman to conceive.
They used tonsil samples collected from about 100 people who had elective surgery to remove them and searched for HPV, according to the study.
found HPV encased in biofilm inside pockets on the tonsil surface, called tonsil crypts, which is where the HPV-related head and neck cancers often originate.
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces investments in more capacity, technical service and geographic locations, and launches five new Tonsil bleaching earths as part of its stronger future-focused purification support for the edible oils, mineral oils and biofuels sectors unveiled at oils+fats 2017 (Booth C1.