1619, in the meaning defined above
Latin splenicus, from Greek splēnikos, from splēn spleen
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“Splenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splenic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.
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