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splenic

[splee-nik, splen-ik]
adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, connected with, or affecting the spleen: splenic nerves.
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Origin of splenic

1610–20; < Latin splēnicus < Greek splēnikós. See splen-, -ic
Related formspost·splen·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for splenic

Historical Examples

  • The bacterium of splenic fever is called Bacillus Anthracis.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

  • Koch was not the discoverer of the parasite of splenic fever.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

  • This difference Koch showed to be of paramount importance in splenic fever.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

  • Pasteur offered to send him guinea-pigs which had been inoculated with splenic fever.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

  • The blood he had received was without doubt not only splenic but also septic.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot


British Dictionary definitions for splenic

splenic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or in the spleen
  2. having a disease or disorder of the spleen
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splenic in Medicine

splenic

(splĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, in, near, or relating to the spleen.
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