from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the adenoids.
  • adj. Suggestive of the vocal sound caused by abnormally enlarged adenoids: a singer with an adenoidal voice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the adenoids
  • adj. Sounding as if the speaker had swollen adenoids

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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