tonsils on the left and right sides at the back of the throat. one of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT), located at the entrance to the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts to protect the body from the entry of exogenous material through mucosal sites[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_tonsil ]

Synonyms: faucial tonsil

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim

depicted by

Illu:mouth.jpg

development notes

tonsillar fossa develops from dorsal portion of pouch 2. Note that pharyngeal and lingual tonsils do not develop from pharyngeal pouches

dubious for taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9989

has related synonym

tonsilla palatina

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id

UBERON:0002373