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Related to floating spleen: Floating liver, floating kidney, floating colon
a spleen that is palpable because of excessive mobility from a relaxed or lengthened pedicle, rather than because of enlargement.
a spleen displaced and abnormally movable. Also called wandering spleen.
float·ing spleen(flōt'ing splēn)
An enlarged movable spleen that is not protected by the ribs. Synonym: splenectopia
See also: spleen