Definition of splenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsplēnik/
Pronunciation: /ˈsplenik/


Relating to the spleen: the splenic artery
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  • Ruth was referred to a vascular surgeon to assess her splenic artery aneurysm.
  • Less common but serious complications of colonoscopy include splenic trauma, vasovagal reactions and endocarditis.
  • The radiologic impression was that the lesions represented splenic abscesses, and the patient subsequently underwent a splenectomy.


Early 17th century: from French splénique, or via Latin from Greek splēnikos, from splēn (see spleen).

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Syllabification: splen·ic

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