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n. organ which is located near the stomach and which filters and stores blood and produces white blood cells and destroys old red blood cells; bad temper, peevishness, spite; melancholy (Archaic)

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The spleen (from Greek —splḗn) is an organ found in virtually all vertebrates. Similar in structure to a large lymph node, it acts primarily as a blood filter.

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1. a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
(synonym) lien
(hypernym) lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue
(part-holonym) lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum
(part-meronym) lienal artery, splenic artery, arteria lienalis
2. a feeling of resentful anger
(synonym) irascibility, short temper, quick temper
(hypernym) bad temper, ill temper

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Spleen (der)
nm. eccentricity, oddity, strangeness, strange behavior, irregular way of acting, weird behavior

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nm. spleen

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