angio-

angio-

a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “vessel,” “container,” used in the formation of compound words: angiosperm.
Also, especially before a vowel, angi-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form representing angeîon, equivalent to áng(os) vessel, vat, shell + -eion diminutive suffix

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angio- or (before a vowel) angi-
 
combining form
indicating a blood or lymph vessel; seed vessel: angiology; angiosperm; angioma
 
[from Greek angeion vessel]
 
angi- or (before a vowel) angi-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek angeion vessel]

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angio-
prefix, now usually meaning "covered by a seed or blood vessel," from Gk. angeion "a vessel," dim. of angos "chest, box," of unknown origin.
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angio- or angi-
pref.
Blood and lymph vessel: angiography.

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