What does adenoid mean?

adenoid meaning in General Dictionary

Glandlike glandular

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  • 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

adenoid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

adenoid - German to English


adenoid meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Alt. of Adenoidal