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splenomegaly

Line breaks: spleno|meg¦aly
Pronunciation: /ˌspliːnə(ʊ)ˈmɛɡ(ə)li
 
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Definition of splenomegaly in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Abnormal enlargement of the spleen.
Example sentences
  • Physical examination revealed normal growth and vital signs, no icterus, lymphadenopathy, ascites, splenomegaly, or other systemic abnormal findings.
  • Two helpful tips the authors present are that lymphangitic streaking is often consistent with cutaneous infection, and that splenomegaly is rare in metastatic cancer.
  • When I see patients with chronic syndromes where they have splenomegaly and disease progression over time, I always consider sarcoidosis.

Origin

early 20th century: from splen- 'spleen' + Greek megas, megal- 'great'.

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