Spleen

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Spleen Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
  • a feeling of resentful anger

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses ,
  • a feeling of resentful anger

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Spleen Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The spleen is an organ in vertebrates. In people, it is on the left side of the body, under the heart. The spleen helps fight infections and keep the blood cells healthy.

The spleen cleans out old blood cells from the blood and recycles them. It helps save the iron and the amino acids from the old blood cells. The spleen also holds a supply of extra blood, in case the body needs some quickly. The spleen works together with the circulatory system (the system which brings blood to the body).



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  • 'Reverse Puberty' to Ruptured Spleens: Odd Snakebite Reactions
    Snakebites are scary to most people, but in a small number of cases, they can also cause really unusual and severe symptoms. Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'
  • Spleen rupture death 'preventable'
    An inquest concludes a patient who died after being discharged from Stafford Hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen could have been saved. Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'
  • Police: Teen struck by SUV in Mandeville breaks 8 bones, has spleen removed following incident
    The 15-year-old boy who was struck by an SUV in Mandeville on Saturday is expected to make a full, albeit long, recovery. Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'

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