Definition of Splenomegaly

1. Noun. An abnormal enlargement of the spleen.

Generic synonyms: Hypertrophy



Definition of Splenomegaly

1. Noun. (pathology) An enlargement of the spleen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Splenomegaly

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Medical Definition of Splenomegaly

1. Enlargement of the spleen. Origin: Gr. Megas = large This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splenomegaly

splenocleisis
splenocolic
splenocyte
splenocytes
splenodynia
splenogonadal fusion
splenography
splenohepatomegaly
splenoid
splenology
splenolymphatic
splenoma
splenomalacia
splenomedullary
splenomegalies
splenomegaly (current term)
splenomyelogenous
splenomyelomalacia
splenoncus
splenonephric
splenopancreatic
splenopathy
splenopexy
splenophrenic
splenoportogram
splenoportography
splenoptosis
splenorenal
splenorenal ligament
splenorenal shunt

Literary usage of Splenomegaly

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"There are two family forms of splenomegaly; in one the children attacked present ... In the other, the Minkowski type, the splenomegaly is associated with a ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"Simple splenomegaly, persisting for years without any anaemia, or perhaps only a low ... Stengel, and others is that of splenomegaly with secondary anaemia. ..."

3. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"This condition may be so extreme as" to merit the appellation "splenomegaly." Osier has classified the conditions under which such chronic tumors may be ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"THE TREATMENT BY SPLENECTOMY OF splenomegaly WITH ANEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH SYPHILIS ... Similarly, cases of splenomegaly in patients with syphilis are to be ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Primary splenomegaly (a) splenomegaly of the Gaucher Type or Gaucher Disease (Primary Endothelioma of the Spleen) Gaucher, in 1882, first called attention ..."

6. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1913)
"Tropical splenomegaly, known also by its native Indian name, kala-azar (black fever), from the pigmentation of the skin, has also been termed Dumdum fever ..."

7. Surgical Diseases of the Abdomen by Richard Douglas (1903)
"Bovaird holds that primary splenomegaly is necessarily a disease of childhood, and uses that as an argument in distinguishing it from splenic anemia as ..."

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