splenomegaly

[ splee-nuh-meg-uh-lee, splen-uh- ]
/ ˌspli nəˈmɛg ə li, ˌsplɛn ə- /

noun Pathology.

enlargement of the spleen.

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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
/ (ˌspliːnəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ) /

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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Medical definitions for splenomegaly

splenomegaly
[ splē′nō-mĕgə-lē, splĕn′ō- ]

n.

Enlargement of the spleen.megalosplenia
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