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Pronunciation: sple'nek-to'pe-a, sple-nek'to-pe


  1. Displacement of the spleen, as in a floating spleen.
  2. The presence of rests of splenic tissue, usually in the region of the spleen.

[splen- + G. ektopos, out of place]

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