lingual tonsil


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lin·gual ton·sil

[TA]
a collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
A collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
Collection of lymphoid follicles on posterior or pharyngeal portion of dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This elucidated that the cause of the difficulty was lingual tonsil hypertrophy.
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The lingual tonsils, located at the base of the tongue, are part of the Waldeyer ring, which is made up of lymphoid tissue that surrounds the oropharyngeal inlet and includes the palatine tonsils and the adenoid pad.
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