palatine tonsil

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palatine tonsil

[′pal·ə‚tīn ′tän·səl]
(anatomy)
Either of a pair of almond-shaped aggregations of lymphoid tissue embedded between folds of tissue connecting the pharynx and posterior part of the tongue with the soft palate. Also known as faucial tonsil; tonsil.