Definition of “tonsil” - English Dictionary

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“tonsil” in British English

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tonsilnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈtɒn.səlz/ us /ˈtɑːn.səlz/

one of two small, soft organs at the back of the mouth

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

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