Term: spleen neoplasm
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Name: spleen
Definition: Organ that filters the blood removing defective blood cells. The spleen is a dark red organ, located in the peritoneal cavity, adjacent to one of the liver lobes. The spleen consists of red pulp composed of erythrocytes and thrombocytes and white pulp, composed of macrophages, reticular cells and reticulin fibers.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000436]
Name: neoplasm
Definition: A tumor resulting from abnormal and uncontrolled autonomous new cell growth (proliferation)that may be benign or malignant.
Ontology: MPATH [MPATH:218]