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English noun: lien

1. lien (possession) the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged


Broader (hypernym)security interest


Narrower (hyponym)artisan's lien, general lien, judgment lien, landlord's lien, mechanic's lien, tax lien, warehouseman's lien

2. lien (body) a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses


Synonymsspleen


Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue


Part holonymarteria lienalis, lienal artery, splenic artery, splenic vein, vena lienalis


Part meronymlymphatic system, systema lymphaticum









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