chole-


a combining form meaning “bile,” “gall,” used in the formation of compound words: cholesterol.

Nearby words

  1. cholangiostomy,
  2. cholangiotomy,
  3. cholangitis,
  4. cholanopoiesis,
  5. cholate,
  6. cholecalciferol,
  7. cholecyst,
  8. cholecystagogic,
  9. cholecystagogue,
  10. cholecystectasia

Also especially before a vowel, chol-.

Origin of chole-

combining form of Greek cholḗ bile; akin to chlor-1

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British Dictionary definitions for chole-

chole-

before a vowel chol-

combining form

indicating bile or gallcholesterol

Word Origin for chole-

from Greek kholē

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Medicine definitions for chole-

chole-

pref.

Bile:choleperitoneum.

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