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spleen

Definition: drawing showing lymphatic system and placement of spleen A large organ to the left of the stomach and below the diaphragm, serving to store blood, disintegrate old blood cells, filter foreign substances from the blood, and produce lymphocytes (white blood cells).

It is an important part of the lymphatic system (illustrated).

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