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splenomegaly

[splee-nuh-meg-uh-lee, splen-uh-] /ˌspli nəˈmɛg ə li, ˌsplɛn ə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
enlargement of the spleen.
Also, splenomegalia
[splee-noh-muh-gey-lee-uh, -geyl-yuh, splen-oh-] /ˌspli noʊ məˈgeɪ li ə, -ˈgeɪl yə, ˌsplɛn oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of splenomegaly
1895-1900
1895-1900; spleno- + -megaly
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British Dictionary definitions for splenomegaly

splenomegaly

/ˌspliːnəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormal enlargement of the spleen
Word Origin
C20: from Greek splēno-, from splēnspleen + megalo-, from megas large + -y³
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Word Origin and History for 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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splenomegaly in Medicine

splenomegaly sple·no·meg·a·ly (splē'nō-měg'ə-lē, splěn'ō-)
n.
Enlargement of the spleen. Also called megalosplenia.

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