Definition of Faucial tonsil

1. Noun. Either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx.

Exact synonyms: Palatine Tonsil, Tonsil, Tonsilla
Generic synonyms: Lymphatic Tissue, Lymphoid Tissue
Group relationships: Nasopharynx



Definition of Faucial tonsil

1. Noun. (anatomy) A palatine tonsil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Faucial tonsil

1. A large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces. Synonym: tonsilla palatina, tonsilla, faucial tonsil, tonsil. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faucial Tonsil

faucet
faucetless
faucetlike
faucets
fauchard
fauchards
fauchion
fauchions
fauchon
fauchons
faucial
faucial branches of lingual nerve
faucial diphtheria
faucial paralysis
faucial reflex
faucial tonsil (current term)
faucial tonsils
faugh
faujasite
faujasites
faujdar
faujdars
faulchion
faulchions
faulcon
faulcons
fauld
faulds
faule
faules

Literary usage of Faucial tonsil

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1. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1907)
"Acute: faucial tonsil. 2. Cryptic Tonsillitis. 1. Acute Superficial Tonsillitis. 3. ... The faucial tonsil is, in reality, a large lymphatic gland. ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"The indications for operative interference in this condition are identical with those for the faucial tonsil. DISCUSSION. ..."

3. Diseases of the nose, throat and ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"Pharyngeal and lingual tonsils are usually simultaneously inflamed with the faucial tonsil, and the yellowish exudate or debris peculiar to the faucial ..."

4. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association by American Laryngological Association (1917)
"We are doing a lot of operative work on the faucial tonsil and our ... We know that even when the faucial tonsil has been thoroughly encapsulated, ..."

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