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Etymology

From the Old French esplen < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] splēn < Ancient Greek σπλήν (splēn), milt) (Cognate with Russian селезёнка).

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spleen

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  1. (anatomy, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In vertebrates, including humans, a ductless vascular gland, located in the left upper abdomen near the stomach, which destroys old red blood cells, removes debris from the bloodstream, acts as a reservoir of blood, and produces lymphocytes.
  2. (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A bad mood; spitefulness.

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