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Meaning of SPLEEN

Pronunciation:  spleen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
  2. [n]  a feeling of resentful anger

SPLEEN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: irascibility, lien, quick temper, short temper
 See Also: arteria lienalis, bad temper, ill temper, lienal artery, lymphatic system, lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue, splenic artery, splenic vein, systema lymphaticum, vena lienalis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spleen\, n. [L. splen, Gr. ???? the milt or spleen,
    affection of the spleen; cf. L. lien, plihan, pl[=i]han.]
    1. (Anat.) A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near
       the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected
       with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in
       not known.
    2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's
             In noble minds some dregs remain, Not yet purged
             off, of spleen and sour disdain.      --Pope.
    3. A fit of anger; choler. --Shak.
    4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim. [Obs.
       or R.]
             A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways. --Shak.
    5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
             Bodies changed to various forms by spleen. --Pope.
             There is a luxury in self-dispraise: And inward
             self-disparagement affords To meditative spleen a
             grateful feast.                       --Wordsworth.
    6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment. [Obs.]
             Thy silly thought enforces my spleen. --Shak.
  2. \Spleen\, v. t.
    To dislke. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: organ lying between the stomach and diaphragm that stores red blood cells and filters blood.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about your spleen means your need to express your anger or sadness. It may also mean that you need to lighten up and show your humorous side.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The largest organ of the lymphatic system in the body, located between the stomach and the diaphragm (the muscle below the lungs which provides the motion for breathing). It destroys old red blood cells, produces lymphocytes and plasma cells, and stores blood. It has other unknown functions as well.