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tonsilnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈtɒn.səlz/  us   /ˈtɑːn.səlz/
one of two ​small, ​softorgans at the back of the ​mouth
specialized medical any ​tissue in the ​body of a ​similarshape to the tonsils in the ​throat
(Definition of tonsil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tonsil”
in Korean 편도선…
in Arabic لَوزة…
in Malaysian tonsil…
in French amygdale…
in Russian миндалина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扁桃體…
in Italian tonsilla…
in Turkish bademcik…
in Polish migdałek…
in Spanish amígdala…
in Vietnamese amiđan…
in Portuguese amídala…
in Thai ต่อมทอนซิล…
in German die Mandel…
in Catalan amígdala…
in Japanese 扁桃(へんとう)腺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扁桃体…
in Indonesian tonsil…
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