Waldeyer's ring

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Waldeyer's ring

[′väl‚dī·ərz ‚riŋ]
(anatomy)
A circular arrangement of the lymphatic tissues formed by the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils and the lymphatic follicles at the base of the tongue and behind the posterior pillars of the fauces.
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Others have reported cases of localized amyloid deposition in the hard palate, (18) Waldeyer's tonsillar ring, (19) and the peripheral nerves.