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adenoids
Resembling or like glands; growth of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose (they can swell up and obstruct breathing and speaking).
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adenoids
Masses of lymphoid tissue, similar to tonsils, located in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.

The adenoids are part of a child's natural defenses against the entry of germs but they usually shrink and disappear by the age of ten.

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