-cheilia

noun combining form -chei·lia \ˈkīlēə\
variants: less commonly

-chilia

\", ˈkil-\

Definition of -cheilia

plural

-s

  1. :  lip formation (of a specified type) macrocheilia

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Origin and Etymology of -cheilia

New Latin, from Greek -cheilēs having (such) lips (from cheilos lip) + New Latin -ia — more at chil-


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