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Related to phlebo-: caudad
phlebo-(word root) vein
Examples of words with the root phlebo-: phlebotomy
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[Greek, from phleps, phleb-, blood vessel, vein.]
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phlebo-or before a vowel
(Anatomy) indicating a vein: phlebotomy.
[from Greek phleps, phleb- vein]
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a combining form meaning “vein”: phlebotomy.
[< Greek, comb. form of phléps vein]
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