Complete Definition of "spleen"

see|Spleen
English
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Etymology
From the OF. term|esplen|langfro, < L. term|splen|splēn|langla, < AGr. term|scpolytonic|σπλήν|trsplēn||milt|laggrc (Cognate with Russian term|селезёнка|langru).

Pronunciation
enPR|splēn, IPA|/spliːn/, SAMPA|/spli:n/
:rhymes|iːn

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|anatomy|immunology In vertebrates, including humans, a ductless vascular gland, located in the left upper abdomen near the stomach, which destroys old red blood cells, removes debris from the bloodstream, acts as a reservoir of blood, and produces lymphocytes.
  2. context|archaic|except in the set phrase ''"to vent#Verb|vent one’s spleen" A bad mood; spitefulness.

Derived terms
top2
spleenful
spleeny
splenectomy
mid2
splenetic
splenic
vent one's spleen

Translations
trans-top|organ
Czech: t+|cs|slezina|f
Danish: milt, splen g|Danish
Dutch: t-|nl|milt|m
Esperanto: t|eo|lieno|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|perna
French: t+|fr|rate|f
German: t+|de|Milz|f
Hebrew: t-|he|טחול|trtkhol|scHebr
Italian: t+|it|milza|f
Japanese: 脾臓 (ひぞう, hizō)
trans-mid
Korean: 지라 (jira)
Norwegian: t-|no|milt|m
Persian: t|fa|طحال|scFAchar|xsPersian
Polish: śledziona f
Portuguese: t+|pt|baço|m
Russian: t+|ru|селезёнка|f|trselezjónka|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|vranica|f
Spanish: t+|es|bazo|m
Swahili: wengu (noun 5/6)
Swedish: mjälte c
trans-bottom

trans-top|mood
Czech: splín m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
splenectomy

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