Origin of spleen
OTHER WORDS FROM spleenspleenish, adjectiveun·spleen·ish, adjectiveun·spleen·ish·ly, adverb
Words nearby spleen
How to use spleen in a sentence
She is keeping her children home because their father does not have a spleen, which makes him more vulnerable to the virus.Kids are returning to classrooms. But what will happen to those who stay at home?|Hannah Natanson, Donna St. George|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
We’ve seen the abuses, heard all the excuses, And don’t care if you vent your spleen.Style Invitational Week 1424: We Bee back — a neologism contest|Pat Myers|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
There’s some evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can interfere with immune processes in the lymph nodes and spleen in ways that might prevent the immune system from “remembering” the virus if it sees it again.
Once inside a cell, the parasite produces proteins that dock on the cell’s exterior and make it stick to blood vessels so that it won’t be carried to the spleen, where it would otherwise get removed from the body.How malaria parasites hide from the human immune system|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 26, 2020|Science News
Back in the 90s, scientists found that pinching this spot can activate nerves that lead to the spleen, which produces immune cells and is a major regulator of inflammation.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One?|Shelly Fan|August 18, 2020|Singularity Hub
Internal organs like the spleen swell up and become as hard as sausages.Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next?|Scott Bixby|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As with pretty much everything the former governor does, this is all about Venting the Spleen of Sarah.Sarah Palin Serves Up a Healthy Serving of Venom in Her Christmas Book|Michelle Cottle|November 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not that Cheney, even at his frailest, ever failed to vent his spleen with impressive vigor.Dick Cheney Is Back and Rejuvenated, and That’s Bad News for the GOP|Michelle Cottle|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The shot damaged his liver, lungs, pancreas and spleen and has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The internal injuries cost him his spleen and part of his pancreas, but he could skate without those.
Large mononuclear leukocytes probably originate in the bone-marrow or spleen.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Would you mind telling me what made you so confident that the spleen had nothing to do with the complication?Red Pepper Burns|Grace S. Richmond
And really when one hath the Spleen, every thing is to be excusd by a Friend.The Beggar's Opera|John Gay
If they could make all the pleasures of life into one cordial they would swallow it at a draught in a fit of sentimental spleen.Leonora|Maria Edgeworth
There was the surly old curmudgeon in whom the author vents his spleen, and who draws up eccentric wills.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
British Dictionary definitions for spleen
Derived forms of spleenspleenish or spleeny, adjective
Word Origin for spleen
Medical definitions for spleen
Scientific definitions for spleen
Cultural definitions for spleen
An organ in the lymphatic system, in the upper left part of the abdomen, that filters out harmful substances from the blood. The spleen also produces white blood cells, removes worn-out red blood cells from circulation, and maintains a reserve blood supply for the body.
Other Idioms and Phrases with spleen
see vent one's spleen.