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ton·sil·lar

, tonsillary (ton'si-lăr, ton'si-lă-rē),
Relating to a tonsil, especially the palatine tonsil.
Synonym(s): amygdaline (3)

tonsillar

/ton·sil·lar/ (ton´sĭ-lar) of or pertaining to a tonsil.

tonsillar

[ton′silər]
Etymology: L, tonsilla
pertaining to the palatine tonsil.

ton·sil·lar

, tonsillary (ton'si-lăr, -lar-ē)
Relating to a tonsil, especially the palatine tonsil.

ton·sil·lar

, tonsillary (ton'si-lăr, -lar-ē)
Relating to tonsils, especially palatine tonsil.
Synonym(s): amygdaline (3) .

tonsillar (ton´sələr),

adj of or relating to the tonsils.
tonsillar recess,
n depressed region located between the posterior and anterior faucial pillars. This is the location of the paltine tonsils.
tonsillar region,
n area surrounding the tonsils. See also fauces.

tonsillar

pertaining to or emanating from tonsil (1).

tonsillar fossa
the recess that houses a tonsil such as that which partly conceals the palatine tonsils of the dog.
tonsillar inflammation
tonsillar sinus
the single opening of a compound follicle of a tonsil, as occurs in the palatine tonsil of cattle.
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The patient is a 65 years old Caucasian man, brought to our attention in March 2009 for an expansive neoformation of 20x15 cm in the right tonsillar region, detected with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
2) Radiologically demonstrable, complete branchial fistulas up to the tonsillar region are rare.
After the patient was made to relax for 30 minutes in a normothermic, humidity-controlled room, thermal images of bilateral tonsillar regions with temperature measurements were obtained by an independent examiner three separate times.