adenoidal

 /ˌædɪˈnɔɪdəl/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ad•e•noi•dal  (ad′n oidl), 
adj. 
  1. Anatomyof or pertaining to the adenoids;
    adenoid.
  2. Anatomyhaving the adenoids enlarged, esp. to a degree that interferes with normal breathing.
  3. being characteristically pinched and nasal in tone quality:a high-pitched, adenoidal voice.
[1915–20;
adenoid + -al1]

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ad•e•noid /ˈædəˌnɔɪd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. AnatomyUsually, adenoids. [plural] growths of soft tissue in the nasal passage above the throat.
ad•e•noi•dal,adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ad•e•noid  (adn oid′), 
n. 
  1. AnatomyUsually,adenoids. an enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages. See diag. under tonsil. 

adj. 
  1. Anatomyof or pertaining to the lymph glands.
  2. of or pertaining to the adenoids.
Etymology:
  • Greek adenoeidé̄s. See aden-, -oid
  • 1830–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

adenoidal /ˌædɪˈnɔɪdəl/ adj
  1. having the nasal tones or impaired breathing of one with enlarged adenoids



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