1. a combining form meaning “blood,” used in the formation of technical terms:


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sangui-1

Combining form of Latin sanguis, stem sanguin- blood

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Example Sentences

Molino: 'Havendo voluto troncar l'occasione di qualche maggior scandalo; perche di gia li sangui si andavano riscaldando molto.'


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Words That Use sangui-

What does sangui- mean?

Sangui– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “blood.” It is very occasionally used in medical terms, especially in anatomy.

Sangui– comes from Latin sanguineus, meaning “bloody.” A similar word in Latin was crūdus, meaning “uncooked, raw, bleeding,” which is the source of crude, cruel, and the color ecru (literally, “completely raw”). To learn more, check out our entries for all three words.

What are variants of sangui-?

A related combining form is sanguino, meaning “blood” or “bloody,” as in sanguinopurulent. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article on sanguino-.

Examples of sangui-

An example of a medical term that features sangui– is sanguiferous, “conveying blood, as a blood vessel.”

We know sangui– means “blood,” and the ferous portion of the word means “carrying” or “bearing,” from the Latin verb ferre, meaning “to bear.” Sanguiferous literally translates to “blood-carrying.”

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What are some other forms that sangui– may be commonly confused with?

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The combining form colous means “inhabiting.” With this in mind, what is a sanguicolous parasite?

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