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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 mouthThe mouth and throat specialized medical any tissue in the body of a similar shape to the tonsils in the throat
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