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spleen


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An abdominal organ involved in the production and removal of blood cells in most vertebrates and forming part of the immune system, which in earlier belief was held to be the seat of such emotions as bad temper and spite; spleen thus came to be used in these senses.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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