Meaning of “adenoids” in the English Dictionary

"adenoids" in British English

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adenoidsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈæd.ən.ɔɪdz/ us /ˈæd.ən.ɔɪdz/
adjective uk /ˌæd.ənˈɔɪ.dəl/ us /ˌæd.ənˈɔɪ.dəl/


  • Another condition of the throat which causes much ill-health is well known to the public under the name of adenoids.
  • Extra study was made of adenoids, glands, nutrition, and goitre.
  • The removal of adenoids is simple, and carries with it only temporary pain and no danger.
  • Unfortunately, however, many people have an erroneous idea that children will "grow out of adenoids."
  • Years ago he had had his adenoids removed, and the memory was by no means pleasant.

(Definition of “adenoids” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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