phleb-

combining form
variants: or

phlebo-

Definition of phleb-

  1. :  vein phlebitis

Origin and Etymology of phleb-

Greek phleb-, phlebo-, from phleb-, phleps; perhaps akin to Greek phlyein, phlyzein to boil over — more at fluid


Medical Dictionary

phleb-

combining form
variants: or

phlebo-

Medical Definition of phleb-

  1. :  vein phlebitis phlebosclerosis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phleb-? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!