- a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “vessel,” “container,” used in the formation of compound words: angiosperm.
Also especially before a vowel, angi-.
Origin of angio-
< Greek, combining form representing angeîon, equivalent to áng(os) vessel, vat, shell + -eion diminutive suffix
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before a vowel angi-
- indicating a blood or lymph vessel; seed vesselangiology; angiosperm; angioma
from Greek angeion vessel
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Word Origin and History for angio-
before verbs angi-, word-forming element now usually meaning "covered or enclosed by a seed or blood vessel," from Latinized form of Greek angeion "a vessel, receptacle," diminutive of angos "chest, box," of unknown origin.
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- Blood and lymph vessel:angiography.
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