Tonsil Definition

tŏnsəl
tonsils
noun
tonsils
Either of a pair of oval masses of lymphoid tissue, one on each side of the throat at the back of the mouth.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tonsil

Noun

Singular:
tonsil
Plural:
tonsils

Origin of Tonsil

  • From Latin tōnsillae tonsils diminutive of tōlēs swollen tonsils

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tonsilla, compare French tonsille.

    From Wiktionary

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