from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the adenoids.
  • adjective Suggestive of the vocal sound caused by abnormally enlarged adenoids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or resembling glands; having the appearance of a gland; adenoid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Pertaining to the adenoids
  • adjective of a voice Sounding as if the speaker had swollen adenoids

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective sounding as if the nose were pinched
  • adjective of or pertaining to the adenoids


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