chole-(redirected from chol-)
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chole-(word root) bile
Examples of words with the root chole-: cholera
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chole-or before a vowel
indicating bile or gall: cholesterol.
[from Greek kholē]
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a combining form meaning “bile,” “gall”: cholecyst.Also, esp. before a vowel, chol-.
[< Greek, comb. form of cholḗ bile]
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