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lien

 [li´en] (L.)
spleen. adj., adj lie´nal.
lien accesso´rius an accessory spleen.
lien mo´bilis floating spleen.

spleen

(splēn), [TA]
A large, vascular lymphatic organ lying in the upper part of the abdominal cavity on the left side, between the stomach and diaphragm, composed of white and red pulp; the white consists of lymphoid nodules and diffuse lymphoid tissue; the red consists of venous sinusoids between which are splenic cords; the stroma of both red and white pulp is composed of reticular fibers and cells. A framework of fibroelastic trabeculae extending from the capsule conveys blood vessels to and from the splenic pulp. The spleen is a blood-forming organ in early life and later a storage organ for red corpuscles and platelets; because of the large number of macrophages present in the spleen it also acts as a blood filter, identifying and destroying effete erythrocytes as well as participating in the immune defense of the body.
Synonym(s): splen [TA], lien
[G. splēn]

lien

/li·en/ (li´en) [L.] spleen.lie´nal
lien accesso´rius  accessory spleen.
lien mo´bilis  floating spleen.

lien

See spleen.

spleen

(splēn) [TA]
A large vascular lymphatic organ lying in the upper part of the abdominal cavity on the left side, between the stomach and diaphragm, composed of white and red pulp; the white consists of lymphatic nodules and diffuse lymphatic tissue; the red consists of venous sinusoids between which are splenic cords; the stroma of both red and white pulp is reticular fibers and cells. A framework of fibroelastic trabeculae extending from the capsule subdivides the structure into poorly defined lobules. It is a blood-forming organ in early life and later a storage organ for red corpuscles and platelets; because of the large number of macrophages, it also acts as a blood filter, both identifying and destroying effete erythrocytes.
Synonym(s): lien [TA] , splen [TA] .
[G. splēn]

spleen

(splēn) [TA]
Large, vascular lymphatic organ lying in upper part of abdominal cavity on left side, between stomach and diaphragm, composed of white and red pulp; blood-forming organ in early life and later a storage organ for red corpuscles and platelets.
Synonym(s): lien.
[G. splēn]

lien (lēn),

n a qualified right of property that a creditor has in specific property of the debtor as security for the debt or for performance of some act.

lien

[L.] spleen.
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