Tonsils is a term commonly used to reference the human palatine tonsils. They are two masses of lymphoid tissue located on either side of the throat at the back of the tongue and are oval in nature. The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in. The tonsils act as a filter against disease.
Tonsils can become a site of infection, which is a condition known as tonsillitis, and sometimes causes tonsils to become enlarged. This condition is more prevalent during childhood, because the tonsils tissue tends to regress with age. Removal of the tonsils is sometimes advised if frequent inflammation poses a threat to health.
Promoters of the theory of evolution taught that tonsils were vestigial structures, whereby they no longer had meaning in the modern human body and were left over from an earlier stage of development. This teaching, which was false, led to a common practice to remove the tonsils when they became inflamed. Millions of children were needlessly injured by this procedure over a period of many decades, some even dying under the anesthesia, before this false teaching by evolutionists was quietly rejected.