variants: or chorio-

Definition of chori-

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : chorion : chorionic choriocarcinoma chorioma
2 : choroid : choroid and choriocele chorioretinal

Definition of chori- (Entry 2 of 2)

: separated : distinct choripetalous

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History and Etymology for chori-

Combining form (1)

New Latin, from Greek chorio-, from chorion

Combining form (2)

New Latin, from Greek chōri, chōris apart; akin to Greek chēros left, bereaved

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“Chori-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chori-. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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