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asplenia

noun asple·nia \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsplē-nē-ə \

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 Medicine5 Apr. 2007

asplenic

play \(ˌ)ā-ˈsple-nik\ adjective

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