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 (splē′nō-mĕg′ə-lē, splĕn′ō-)
n. pl. sple·no·meg·a·lies
Enlargement of the spleen.


(Pathology) pathol abnormal enlargement of the spleen
[C20: from Greek splēno-, from splēn spleen + megalo-, from megas large + -y3]


(ˌspli noʊˈmɛg ə li, ˌsplɛn oʊ-)

enlargement of the spleen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splenomegaly - an abnormal enlargement of the spleen
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
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