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