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a combining form meaning “vein,” used in the formation of compound words: phlebosclerosis.
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Also especially before a vowel, phleb-.
Origin of phlebo-
<Greek, combining form of phléps vein
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How to use phlebo- in a sentence
Phleb′olite, a calcareous concretion found in a vein; Phlebol′ogy, science of the veins; Phleb′orrhage, venous hemorrhage.
British Dictionary definitions for phlebo-
before a vowel phleb-
indicating a veinphlebotomy
Word Origin for phlebo-
from Greek phleps, phleb- vein
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