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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-n-oid]
    • /ˈæd nˌɔɪd/
    • /ˈædɪnɔɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-n-oid]
    • /ˈæd nˌɔɪd/

Definitions of adenoid word

  • adjective adenoid of or resembling a gland 3
  • adjective adenoid of or relating to lymphoid tissue, as that found in the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, etc 3
  • adjective adenoid of or relating to the adenoids 3
  • adjective adenoid glandlike or glandular 3
  • adjective adenoid of or like lymphoid tissue 3
  • noun adenoid Usually, adenoids. an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages. 1

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Origin of adenoid

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
From the Greek word adenoeidḗs, dating back to 1830-40. See aden-, -oid

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adenoid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for adenoid

noun adenoid

  • snout — the part of an animal's head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; muzzle.
  • beak — A bird's beak is the hard curved or pointed part of its mouth.
  • muzzle — the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc.
  • snoot — Slang. the nose.
  • proboscis — the trunk of an elephant.

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