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adenoidal

(ăd′n-oid′l)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the adenoids.
2. Suggestive of the vocal sound caused by abnormally enlarged adenoids: a singer with an adenoidal voice.

adenoidal

(ad′(ĕ-)noyd″ăl)
1. A colloquial term for pert. to or affected with abnormally enlarged pharyngeal tonsils in children.
2. A colloquial term for pert. to a nasal tone in the voice.
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As a preliminary study trying to explore the role of adenoidal innate immune function in combined pCRS, we examined messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of several innate immunity genes from adenoidal epithelial cells isolated from AH with and without pCRS.
The adenoidal voice signals a kind of impotence for Mailer, revealing him as accustomed to mother love, and functions as "the acoustic mirror in which the male subject hears all the repudiated elements of his infantile babble" (Silverman 81).
But if you stand like this"--the posture sags, the neck disappears, the shoulders grotesquely hunch up to the ears--"it's like you're saying"--in the squeaky voice of an adenoidal robot--"Hi, I'm Daniel.
Electronically restricted to a top speed of 155mph, the signature tune reveals a satisfying overture, a cross between a throaty roar and an adenoidal growl.
He condenses the entire trilogy's-worth of plot, music and special effects into a light-speed 75 minutes, portraying every single character, often with alarming accuracy (his adenoidal Luke Skywalker is particularly dead-on).
In adenoidal tones they read from Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent and the Declaration of Independence.
Adenoidal atrophy, velopharyngeal incompetence and sucking exercises: A 2-year follow-up case report.
Obstructive apnea, which is the continued diaphragmatic breathing without upper airway flow, is commonly observed in children with tonsillar and adenoidal hypertrophy, as well as those with obesity or craniofacial abnormalities.
However, the improved symptoms may help ease a child through the years when adenoidectomy is more likely to occur into the period when adenoidal hypertrophy may resolve naturally.
However, the improvement in symptoms may help ease a child through the years when adenoidectomy is more likely to occur into the period when adenoidal hypertrophy may resolve naturally.
The Massachusetts singer-songwriter has a scratchy, smokily adenoidal voice evocative of Jeff Buckley, Victoria Williams, and Patsy Cline put to sterling use on a marvellous album of jazzy bluesed New York love songs that mixes the autobiographical with such poignant observations as Hold On, sung in the voice of a heroin addict writing to her daughter telling her how she keeps her photo over her prison bed awaiting parole.
The sextet fires off fiddle-and-banjo assaults as frenzied as the best of them, but its distinction lies in Reid Burgess and John McDonald's vocals, which provide endless marvels of adenoidal harmony, counterpoint and rounding rhythm.