- glandlike or glandular
- of or like lymphoid tissue
Origin of adenoidaden(o)- + -oid
often adenoids A mass of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nose in the upper part of the throat, normally present only in children, that when infected and swollen can obstruct breathing.
- Of or relating to the adenoids; adenoidal.
- Relating to or resembling a gland; glandular.
From Ancient Greek ἀδενοειδής (ἀdenoeidís), from ἀδήν (ἀdín, “gland”) and εἶδος (eἶdos, “form”).