lien

2
[ lahy-uh n, -en ]
/ ˈlaɪ ən, -ɛn /

noun Anatomy.

the spleen.

Origin of lien

2
1645–55; < Latin liēn spleen

OTHER WORDS FROM lien

li·e·nal [lahy-een-l, lahy-uh-nl] /laɪˈin l, ˈlaɪ ə nl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lienal (1 of 2)

lienal
/ (ˈlaɪənəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the spleen

Word Origin for lienal

C19: from Latin lien spleen

British Dictionary definitions for lienal (2 of 2)

lien
/ (ˈliːən, liːn) /

noun

law a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt

Word Origin for lien

C16: via Old French from Latin ligāmen bond, from ligāre to bind
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Medicine definitions for lienal (1 of 2)

lienal
[ līə-nəl ]

adj.

Splenic.

Medicine definitions for lienal (2 of 2)

lien
[ līən, -ĕn′ ]

n.

The spleen.
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Culture definitions for lienal

lien
[ (leen, lee-uhn) ]

A claim or right given to a creditor to secure payment of a debt, usually by sale of the debtor's property.

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