Sago spleen
Sago Sa"go (s[=a]"g[-o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the {Metroxylon Sagu}; also from several cycadaceous plants ({Cycas revoluta}, {Zamia integrifolia}, etc.). [1913 Webster]

{Portland sago}, a kind of sago prepared from the corms of the cuckoopint ({Arum maculatum}).

{Sago palm}. (Bot.) (a) A palm tree which yields sago. (b) A species of Cycas ({Cycas revoluta}).

{Sago spleen} (Med.), a morbid condition of the spleen, produced by amyloid degeneration of the organ, in which a cross section shows scattered gray translucent bodies looking like grains of sago. [1913 Webster]


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  • sago spleen — n a spleen which is affected with amyloid degeneration and in which the amyloid is deposited in the Malpighian corpuscles which appear in cross section as gray translucent bodies resembling grains of sago * * * a spleen having on its cut surface… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sago — Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sago palm — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sago (disambiguation) — Sago may refer to: * Cycas revoluta * Metroxylon sagu * Zamia integrifolia * Mount Sago * Sago * Sago, Burkina Faso * Sago Lane * Sago Mine disaster * Sago spleen * Sago Street * Sago Township, Minnesota * Sago, West Virginia * Sago worm *… …   Wikipedia

  • Spleen — An organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen near the stomach. The spleen produces lymphocytes; it is the largest lymphatic organ in the body. The spleen also filters the blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood and destroys blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • Portland sago — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arum maculatum — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycas revoluta — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycas revoluta — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metroxylon Sagu — Sago Sa go (s[=a] g[ o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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