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supernumerary organs

 

Definition: organs exceeding the normal number, which may develop from multiple foci of organization in an organ-formative field larger (originally) than that of the definitive main organ; such organs are aberrant but frequently not a cause of disease; illness may persist if they are left in the body after therapeutic removal of the main organ, accessory spleen.

Synonym(s): accessory organs2

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