Etymology
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tonsil (n.)

c. 1600, from Latin tonsillae, tosillae (plural) "tonsils," diminutive of toles "goiter," which is perhaps of Gaulish origin. Related: Tonsils.

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Definitions of tonsil

tonsil (n.)
either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx;
Synonyms: palatine tonsil / faucial tonsil / tonsilla
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