chole-

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chole-

(word root) bile
Examples of words with the root chole-: cholera
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chole-

or chol-
pref.
Bile: cholesterol.

[From Greek kholē, bile; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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chole-

or before a vowel

chol-

combining form
indicating bile or gall: cholesterol.
[from Greek kholē]
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chole-

a combining form meaning “bile,” “gall”: cholecyst.
Also, esp. before a vowel, chol-.
[< Greek, comb. form of cholḗ bile]
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