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spleen

Pronunciation: /spliːn/

Translation of spleen in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] bazo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Glass particles were found in the pulmonary capillaries, livers, kidneys, spleens, and intestinal walls of animals studied.
    • These lesions have been reported in the brain, 3 lymph nodes, 4 spleens, 5 lungs, 6 and several other sites.
    • The lateral approach provides an excellent view of the splenic vessels, pancreas, and accessory spleens.
    1.2 (anger) [literary/literario] ira (feminine), cólera (feminine) to vent one's spleen (on sb) desahogar* su ( or mi etc) ira or cólera (contra algn)
    Example sentences
    • No sisterhood here: both Anna and Claire vent their spleen upon her with hilariously withering spite.
    • Every now and again - usually these days in grand slam finals - they get the chance to vent their spleen and lay into each other in public.
    • So blogging will be light for the next two weeks or so, until I find a new equilibrium, or a compelling reason to vent my spleen.

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