tonsil of cerebellum


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tonsil

 [ton´sil]
1. a small, rounded mass of tissue.
2. one of the fleshy masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat. adj., adj ton´sillar.

There are three different kinds of tonsils: the palatine tonsils are a pair of oval-shaped structures about the size of almonds, partially embedded in the mucous membrane, one on each side of the back of the throat. The lingual tonsils are below the palatine tonsils at the base of the tongue. The pharyngeal tonsils, or adenoids, are on the upper rear wall of the mouth cavity; they are of fair size in childhood but usually shrink after puberty. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and help to filter the circulating lymph of bacteria and any other foreign material that may enter the body, especially through the mouth and nose. In the process of fighting infection the palatine tonsils and the adenoids sometimes become enlarged and inflamed (see tonsillitis).
tonsil of cerebellum a rounded mass forming part of the cerebellum on its inferior surface.

tonsil of cerebellum

[TA]
a rounded lobule on the undersurface of each cerebellar hemisphere, continuous medially with the uvula of the cerebellar vermis.

ton·sil of cer·e·bel·lum

(ton'sil ser'ĕ-bel'ŭm) [TA]
A rounded lobule on the undersurface of each cerebellar hemisphere, continuous medially with the uvula of the cerebellar vermis.
Synonym(s): tonsilla cerebelli [TA] .
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