splenic

adjective
splen·​ic | \ ˈsple-nik How to pronounce splenic (audio) \

Definition of splenic

: of, relating to, or located in the spleen splenic blood flow

First Known Use of splenic

1619, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for splenic

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 1 Dec. 2021.

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splenic

adjective
splen·​ic | \ ˈsplen-ik How to pronounce splenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of splenic

: of, relating to, or located in the spleen splenic blood flow

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