adenoidal etymology

English word adenoidal comes from English -al, English adenoid

Detailed word origin of adenoidal

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-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
adenoid English (eng) (anatomy) One of two folds of lymphatic tissue covered by ciliated epithelium. They are found in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the back of the throat behind the uvula. They may obstruct normal breathing and make speech difficult when swollen, a condition often called adenitis. (anatomy) Of or relating to lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; lymphoid.
adenoidal English (eng) (anatomy) Pertaining to the adenoids. (of a voice) Sounding as if the speaker had swollen adenoids.

Words with the same origin as adenoidal

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