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
Words nearby phlebo-
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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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Medical definitions for phlebo-
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