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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Address  \Ad*dress"\,  v.  t. 
 
  {To  address  the  ball}  (Golf),  to  take  aim  at  the  ball, 
  adjusting  the  grip  on  the  club,  the  attitude  of  the  body, 
  etc.,  to  a  convenient  position.  Adenoid  \Ad"e*noid\,  n. 
  (Med.) 
  A  swelling  produced  by  overgrowth  of  the  adenoid  tissue  in 
  the  roof  of  the  pharynx;  --  usually  in  pl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adenoid  \Ad"e*noid\,  Adenoidal  \Ad`e*noid"al\a. 
  Glandlike  glandular. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adenoid 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  resembling  lymphatic  glands  or  lymphoid 
  tissue 
  n  :  a  mass  of  lymphatic  tissue  in  the  throat  behind  the  uvula; 
  "enlarged  adenoids  may  restrict  the  breathing  of 
  children"  [syn:  {pharyngeal  tonsil}] 




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