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spleen

spleen

 
pronunciation:
splin
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a ductless organ on the left side near the stomach, which filters and stores blood, destroys certain worn-out red blood cells, and produces certain white blood cells of the immune system.
definition 2: this organ regarded as the source of certain emotions or characteristic moods, esp. ill temper and spite.
a person full of spleen
derivation: spleenish (adj.)
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