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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
    1. Verb, vent one"s spleen") A bad mood; spitefulness.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: milt(nl)m
  • French: rate(fr)f
  • German: Milz(de)f
  • Italian: milza(it)f
  • Spanish: bazo(es)m
Etymology: From the (term, esplen, lang=fro), < (term, splen, splÄn, lang=la), < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=splÄn, , milt, lag=grc) (Cognate with Russian (term, ÑÑ, lang=ru)).


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