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adenoidsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈæd.ən.ɔɪdz/
the ​softmass of ​flesh between the back of the ​nose and the ​throat. Adenoids can sometimes ​become enlarged and make ​breathingdifficult.
adjective uk   us   /ˌæd.ənˈɔɪ.dəl/
(Definition of adenoids from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adenoids”
in Chinese (Simplified) 腺样体,腺样增殖体…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腺樣體,腺樣增殖體…
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