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  • n. Plural form of adenoid.


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  • Some people find it difficult to breathe through the nostrils on account of growths, called adenoids, in the nose.

    General Science

  • These swollen glands are called adenoids, and cause not only mouth-breathing, but deafness, loss of appetite, indigestion, headache, and a stupid, tired condition; so that children that are _mouth-breathers_ are often two or more grades behind in school, poor students, and even stunted and undersized.

    A Handbook of Health

  • 34 Some children find it difficult to breathe through the nostrils on account of growths (called adenoids) in the upper pharynx.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • Glandular growths in the upper part of the throat opposite the back of the nasal cavities are known as "adenoids"; they often completely block the air passage at this point, so that breathing through the nose becomes difficult.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

  • Treatment for upper airway obstruction often includes surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids.

    Sleep Disorders

  • My earliest scars are from when my tonsils and adenoids were removed.

    Lea Lane: Scars of a Life

  • Not like it really matters to Republican voters who exist inside an ideological bubble the size of Mark Levin's adenoids, but here's the truth from Politifact.

    Bob Cesca: Rick Perry's Epic Lying Could Make Him the Next President

  • An ENT can tell you if he has enlarged adenoids or other issues that affect his sleep patterns.

    The Science Of Sleep | Her Bad Mother

  • Indeed, x-ray therapy once was used to treat children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, birth marks and even ringworm, as well as for teens with acne.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Thyroid Cancer: The Facts

  • July The Labour leader has an hour-long operation on his adenoids to tackle a deviated septum in his nose, so making it easier for him to sleep, and for his wife Justine to be spared his snoring.

    Ed Miliband's year


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  • Adenoids (or pharyngeal tonsils, or nasopharyngeal tonsils) are a mass of lymphoid tissue situated at the very back of the nose, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the mouth.

    August 16, 2009