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adenoid (s) (noun), adenoids (pl)
One of the two enlarged masses of lymphatic tissue that are usually located in the nasopharynx: The two adenoids, when rather big and fat, can clog the nasal and ear passages and can make breathing and speaking difficult in young children.

The growth of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose can swell up and obstruct breathing and speaking.

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adenoid (s) (noun), adenoids (pl)
A mass 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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