Splenic fever
Splenic Splen"ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko`s; cf. F. spl['e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster]

{Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster]


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  • Splenic fever — Known also as anthrax, splenic fever is a serious bacterial infection. It is not primarily a human disease but rather an infection of animals. Cattle, sheep, horses, mules, and some wild animals are highly susceptible. Humans (and swine) are… …   Medical dictionary

  • splenic fever — noun a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people • Syn: ↑anthrax • Hypernyms: ↑zoonosis, ↑zoonotic disease * * * noun 1. or …   Useful english dictionary

  • splenic fever — Anthrax An thrax, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? coal, carbuncle.] 1. (Med.) (a) A carbuncle. (b) A malignant pustule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A microscopic, bacterial organism ({Bacillus anthracis}), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust. under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splenic fever — noun An old name for anthrax …   Wiktionary

  • Splenic — Splen ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko s; cf. F. spl[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster] {Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splenic apoplexy — Splenic Splen ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko s; cf. F. spl[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster] {Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fever, splenic — Known also as anthrax, splenic fever is a serious bacterial infection. It is not primarily a human disease but rather an infection of animals. Cattle, sheep, horses, mules, and some wild animals are highly susceptible. Humans (and swine) are… …   Medical dictionary

  • splenic — adj. of or in the spleen. Phrases and idioms: splenic fever anthrax. Derivatives: splenoid adj. Etymology: F spleacutenique or L splenicus f. Gk splenikos (as SPLEEN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • splenic apoplexy — noun see splenic fever 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Splenic disease — ICD9|289.5 ICD9|759.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013158 Splenic diseases include splenomegaly, where the spleen is enlarged by various reasons. On the other hand, a lack of normal spleen function is… …   Wikipedia

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