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tonsil

noun /ˈtonsil/
( anatomy) either of two lumps of tissue at the back of the throat
amígdala
He had to have his tonsils (taken) out.
tonsillitis /tonsiˈlaitis/ noun ( medical) painful inflammation of the tonsils
amigdalitis
She had / was suffering from tonsillitis.
Translations of “tonsil”
in Korean 편도선…
in Arabic لَوزة…
in French amygdale…
in Italian tonsilla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扁桃體…
in Russian миндалина…
in Turkish bademcik…
in Polish migdałek…
in Portuguese amídala…
in German die Mandel…
in Catalan amígdala…
in Japanese 扁桃(へんとう)腺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扁桃体…
(Definition of tonsil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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