splenomegaly

[splee-nuh-meg-uh-lee, splen-uh-]

noun Pathology.

enlargement of the spleen.

Nearby words

  1. splenohepatomegaly,
  2. splenoid,
  3. splenoma,
  4. splenomalacia,
  5. splenomedullary,
  6. splenomyelogenous,
  7. splenomyelomalacia,
  8. splenopathy,
  9. splenopexy,
  10. splenoportography

Also sple·no·me·ga·li·a [splee-noh-muh-gey-lee-uh, -geyl-yuh, splen-oh-] /ˌspli noʊ məˈgeɪ li ə, -ˈgeɪl yə, ˌsplɛn oʊ-/.

Origin of splenomegaly

First recorded in 1895–1900; spleno- + -megaly

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British Dictionary definitions for splenomegaly

splenomegaly

noun

pathol abnormal enlargement of the spleen

Word Origin for splenomegaly

C20: from Greek splēno-, from splēn spleen + megalo-, from megas large + -y ³

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Word Origin and History for splenomegaly

splenomegaly

n.

enlargement of the spleen, 1900, from spleno-, comb. form of Greek splen (see spleen) + megas "great" (fem. megale; see mickle).

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Medicine definitions for splenomegaly

splenomegaly

[splē′nō-mĕgə-lē, splĕn′ō-]

n.

Enlargement of the spleen.megalosplenia

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