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Definition: A pair of soft lymphoid tissue masses located at the rear of the throat. Part of the immune system.

Pronunciation: tonĀ“silz

Body System: Lymphatic

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: tonsils

J35.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils
J35.3 Hypertrophy of tonsils with hypertrophy of adenoids
J35.8 Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
J35.9 Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified
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