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[splee-nik, splen-ik] /ˈspli nɪk, ˈsplɛn ɪk/
of, pertaining to, connected with, or affecting the spleen:
splenic nerves.
Origin of splenic
1610-20; < Latin splēnicus < Greek splēnikós. See splen-, -ic
Related forms
postsplenic, adjective Unabridged
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  • It was likewise from Chartres that M. Paul Bert obtained his supply of splenic fever blood.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • The bacterium of splenic fever is called Bacillus Anthracis.

  • Pasteur's researches on the Silkworm disease led him to the discovery of Bacterium anthracis, the cause of splenic fever.

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • Koch was not the discoverer of the parasite of splenic fever.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • In the fifth month the descending colon has usually become fixed between the splenic flexure and the beginning of the sigmoidea.

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

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • A hen was taken, and, after inoculating it with splenic fever blood, it was placed with its feet in water at 25 degrees.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • This opinion was strengthened by a knowledge of the spores of the splenic bacillus.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • It results from dysenteric perforation of the bowel, from rupture of a splenic abscess, or from rupture of the spleen itself.

  • It will be with them in relation to splenic fever as it is with ourselves in relation to small-pox.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for splenic


/ˈsplɛnɪk; ˈspliː-/
of, relating to, or in the spleen
having a disease or disorder of the spleen
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splenic in Medicine

splenic splen·ic (splěn'ĭk)
Of, in, near, or relating to the spleen.

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