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phlebo-

  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for phlebo-

phlebo-

before a vowel phleb-

combining form
  1. indicating a veinphlebotomy
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Word Origin

from Greek phleps, phleb- vein
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Word Origin and History for phlebo-

word-forming element in medicine meaning "vein," from Greek phlebo-, comb. form of phleps "vein," of uncertain origin.

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phlebo- in Medicine

phlebo-

pref.
  1. Vein:phlebotomy.
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