spleen: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (splēn), [key]
- a highly vascular, glandular, ductless organ, situated in humans at the cardiac end of the stomach, serving chiefly in the formation of mature lymphocytes, in the destruction of worn-out red blood cells, and as a reservoir for blood.
- this organ conceived of as the seat of spirit and courage or of such emotions as mirth, ill humor, melancholy, etc.
- ill humor, peevish temper, or spite.
- spleen (Thesaurus)
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