of, pertaining to, connected with, or affecting the spleen: splenic nerves.
Origin of splenic
1610–20;Related formspost·splen·ic, adjective
< Latin splēnicus
< Greek splēnikós.
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Examples from the Web for splenic
Historical Examples of splenic
The bacterium of splenic fever is called Bacillus Anthracis.
Koch was not the discoverer of the parasite of splenic fever.
This difference Koch showed to be of paramount importance in splenic fever.
It will be with them in relation to splenic fever as it is with ourselves in relation to small-pox.
Pasteur offered to send him guinea-pigs which had been inoculated with splenic fever.
British Dictionary definitions for splenic
of, relating to, or in the spleen
having a disease or disorder of the spleen
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Of, in, near, or relating to the spleen.
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