- a swelling created by over growing regarding the adenoid structure in the roof regarding the pharynx generally in pl
- relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid structure
- an accumulation lymphatic tissue when you look at the neck behind the uvula (on posterior wall surface and roofing regarding the nasopharynx)
- Alt. of Adenoidal
1839, "gland-like," medical Latin adenoideus, from Greek adenoeides, from aden (genitive adenos) "gland" (see inguinal) + eidos "form" (see -oid). Adenoids "adenoid growths" attested by 1856.
(a.) Alt. of Adenoidal