\splˈiːn], \splˈiːn], \s_p_l_ˈiː_n]\
Definitions of SPLEEN
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- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in not known.
Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's spleen.
A fit of anger; choler.
A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim.
Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment.
By Oddity Software
A glandlike organ near the stomach, once supposed to be the seat of anger, melancholy, or vexation; hence, ill-temper, melancholy, or spite.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Lein, a large vascular ductless gland lying in the upper part of the abdominal cavity on the left side, between the stomach and the diaphragm. It is composed of a soft reddish brown cellular structure, the pulp, enclosed and supported by a connective-tissue network given off from the strong fibrous capsule. The spleen is regarded as a blood-forming organ but its functions are very imperfectly understood.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A spongy gland near the large extremity of the stomach, supposed by the ancients to be the seat of anger and melancholy: hence, spite: illhumor: melancholy.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
The milt, a highly vascular gland, situated on the left hypochondriac region, and supposed by the ancients to be the seat of vexation, anger, and melancholy; anger; ill-humour; melancholy.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Hypochondriasis- s. Malpighian bodies of the, see Spleen- s. Supernumerary, Lienculus.
A soft, spongy, parenchymatous organ; of a more or less deep violet red, situate deeply in the left hypochondrium, below the diaphragm, above the colon, between the great tuberosity of the stomach and the cartilages of the false ribs, and above and anterior to the kidney. Its ordinary length is 4 1/2 inches; its thickness 2 1/2; and its weight 8 ounces. Its parenchyma, which is bathed in blood, contains a multitude of grayish, soft, and semitransparent granulations- splenic corpuscles or Malpighian bodies of the spleen. It is covered by a serous membrane, furnished by the peritoneum; and by a proper coat, of a fibrous nature, which is intimately united with it, and transmits into its interior delicate, solid, and very elastic prolongations- trabeculae. At its inner edge is a fissure, Hilus seu Porta lie'nis, by which the vessels and nerves enter the organ. The functions of the spleen are unknown. The best opinion is, that it appertains to haematosis, and acts as a diverticulum to the vascular system.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Syn.: lien, hepar sinistra. A soft vascular organ, consisting of lymphoid tissue, about five inches in length, four in breadth, and an inch in thickness. It is situated in the supper left quadrant of the abdomen.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Greek] A glandular organ situated in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity to the left of the stomach ; the milt-the ancients supposed it to be the seat of anger and melancholy ; - anger ; latent spite; ill humour;-melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
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