Associations to the word «Spleen»


SPLEEN, noun. (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.
SPLEEN, noun. (archaic) (except in the set phrase "to vent one's spleen") A bad mood; spitefulness.
SPLEEN, noun. (obsolete) (rare) A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim.
SPLEEN, noun. (obsolete) Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
SPLEEN, noun. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment.
SPLEEN, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To dislike.

Dictionary definition

SPLEEN, noun. 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.
SPLEEN, noun. A feeling of resentful anger.

Wise words

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