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tonsil

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈtɒn.səlz/  us   /ˈtɑːn-/
one of two small, soft organs at the back of the mouth specialized medical any tissue in the body of a similar shape to the tonsils in the throat
Translations of “tonsil”
in Arabic لَوزة…
in Korean 편도선…
in Malaysian tonsil…
in French amygdale…
in Turkish bademcik…
in Italian tonsilla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扁桃體…
in Russian миндалина…
in Polish migdałek…
in Vietnamese amiđan…
in Spanish amígdala…
in Portuguese amídala…
in Thai ต่อมทอนซิล…
in German die Mandel…
in Catalan amígdala…
in Japanese 扁桃(へんとう)腺…
in Indonesian tonsil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扁桃体…
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