[lahy-uh n, -en] /ˈlaɪ ən, -ɛn/
of or relating to the spleen
(law) a right to retain possession of another’s property pending discharge of a debt
“right to hold property of another until debt is paid,” 1530s, from Middle French lien “a band or tie,” from Latin ligamen “bond,” from ligare “to bind, tie” (see ligament).
lienal li·e·nal (lī’ə-nəl)
lien li·en (lī’ən, -ěn’)
lien [(leen, lee-uhn)]
A claim or right given to a creditor to secure payment of a debt, usually by sale of the debtor’s property.
- Lienal artery
lienal artery n. An artery with its origin in the celiac trunk, with branches to the pancreatic, left gastroepiploic, short gastric, and splenic arteries. Also called splenic artery.
[lahy-uh-nek-tuh-mee] /ˌlaɪ əˈnɛk tə mi/ noun, plural lienectomies. Surgery. 1. .
[leen-hohl-der] /ˈlinˌhoʊl dər/ noun, Law. 1. a person who has a on particular property. noun a person who retains legal possession of a piece of property until the person to whom he/she has advanced money for use of the property has satisfactorily repaid the debt
[lahy-uh-nahy-tis] /ˌlaɪ əˈnaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the spleen; splenitis.