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Adenoid tonsil

The adenoid tonsils, or often just simply the adenoids (also known as the nasopharyngeal or pharyngeal tonsils), are paired foci of lymphatic tissue located on the superoposterior wall of the nasopharynx and form part of Waldeyer's ring.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 67248
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adenoid tonsils
  • Nasopharyngeal tonsils
  • Pharyngeal tonsils
  • Adenoids

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