splenomegaly

noun

spleno·​meg·​a·​ly ˌsple-nō-ˈme-gə-lē How to pronounce splenomegaly (audio)
plural splenomegalies
: abnormal enlargement of the spleen

Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of splenomegaly was circa 1900

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“Splenomegaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splenomegaly. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

splenomegaly

noun
spleno·​meg·​a·​ly ˌsplen-ō-ˈmeg-ə-lē How to pronounce splenomegaly (audio)
plural splenomegalies
: abnormal enlargement of the spleen

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