asplenia

noun
asple·​nia | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsplē-nē-ə How to pronounce asplenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of asplenia

: absence of the spleen or of normal spleen function or activity Patients with actual or functional asplenia are at risk for bacteremia due to encapsulated organisms such as Streptococcus pneumoniae— Brook Watts et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 5 Apr. 2007

Other Words from asplenia

asplenic \ (ˌ)ā-​ˈsple-​nik How to pronounce asplenic (audio) \ adjective

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