palatine tonsil

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pal·a·tine ton·sil

[TA]
a large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
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pal·a·tine ton·sil

(pal'ă-tīn ton'sil) [TA]
A large, oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oropharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
Synonym(s): tonsilla palatina [TA] , tonsilla [TA] , faucial tonsil, tonsil (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pal·a·tine ton·sil

(pal'ă-tīn ton'sil) [TA]
Large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in lateral wall of oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
Synonym(s): tonsil (2) , tonsilla palatina, tonsilla.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012