adenoid
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la adenoide
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His adenoids were removed because he had breathing problems.Le extrajeron las adenoides porque tenía problemas respiratorios.
b. la vegetación adenoidea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Adenoids may cause ear infections.Las vegetaciones adenoideas pueden causar infecciones en el oído.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (anatomy)
a. adenoideo
Adenoid tissue sometimes swells when there is an infection.El tejido adenoideo en ocasiones se inflama cuando hay una infección.
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