accessory spleen


Any of the small globular masses of splenic tissue occasionally found in the area of the spleen, or in one of the peritoneal folds.

Nearby words

  1. allegro, l',
  2. allele,
  3. allelic,
  4. allelic gene,
  5. allelomorph,
  6. allelotaxis,
  7. alleluia,
  8. allemande,
  9. allemande sauce,
  10. allemontite

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