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Description

The pharyngeal tonsil (adenoid; nasopharyngeal tonsil) is a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx.

in children, it forms a soft mound in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind the uvula.


This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

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