Thyroid vs Tonsils - What's the difference?

thyroid | tonsils |


As nouns the difference between thyroid and tonsils

is that thyroid is (anatomy) the thyroid gland while tonsils is .

thyroid

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) The thyroid gland.
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  • , date = 2013-08-09 , author = Douglas Main , title = Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation , site = live science , url = http://www.livescience.com/38796-israel-outlaws-water-fluoridation.html , accessdate = 2013-09-30 }}
    Israel is one of the few countries that widely fluoridates, besides the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public drinking water supplies to reduce cavities, is the subject of intense controversy, especially outside of the United States. But opposition to the practice, on the grounds that fluoride has adverse effects on the thyroid , brain and bones, and is an unethical form of mass-medication, appears to be growing.
  • The thyroid cartilage.
  • (medicine) A preparation obtained from the thyroid gland.
  • Derived terms

    * antithyroidal * thyroidal * hyperthyroid * hyperthyroidism * hypothyroid * hypothyroidism * thyroid cartilage * thyroid gland * thyroidization

    tonsils

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • *
  • (plural only, nonstandard) The uvula.
  • Derived terms

    * faucial tonsils * pharyngeal tonsils * to the tonsils, up to the tonsils