While tonsillar crypts are normal, cryptic tonsils look like white beads on your tonsils or patches of pus. Because of this, the condition looks similar to strep throat or another throat infection. Fortunately, cryptic tonsils alone are not generally harmful to your health.
1. a small mass of lymphoid tissue, especially that found in close association with the mucous membrane of the throat; generally used alone to designate the palatine tonsil. Other structures referred to as tonsils are the cecal, lingual, esophageal, paraepiglottic, pharyngeal and tubal lymphoid aggregations.
Waldeyer's tonsillar ring (pharyngeal lymphoid ring or Waldeyer's lymphatic ring) is a ringed arrangement of lymphoid tissue in the pharynx. Waldeyer's ring surrounds the naso-and oropharynx, with some of its tonsillar tissue located above and some below the soft palate (and to the back of the mouth cavity).