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a combining form meaning “lip,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, cheilo-.
Origin of chilo-1
combining form of Greek cheîlos lip


variant of kilo-:


[kahy-lon] /ˈkaɪ lɒn/
flourished 556 b.c, Greek sage and ephor at Sparta.
Also, Chilo
[kahy-loh] /ˈkaɪ loʊ/ (Show IPA)
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  • chilo seized his head with both hands, as if in bewilderment.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • chilo, the Lacedaemonian ephor, is placed also among the seven.

  • In the course of a conversation, being asked by chilo (one of the wise men of Greece), 'What is the employment of the gods?'

  • It was said that chilo had asked Marcellus to pay his debts for him, and that Marcellus had refused.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • chilo made himself as flat against the wall as a bit of mud.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Petronius and Vinicius passed into the atrium, where chilo chilonides was waiting.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • It seems to be more 152probable that chilo had his own reasons for not choosing that his friend should return to Rome.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • There was considerable truth in what chilo had narrated to Vinicius.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • In every case, at the mere recollection of Ursus, a shiver ran through chilo's whole body.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • "This is a good-natured, dull man who will kill Glaucus for nothing," thought chilo.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
chilo in Medicine

chilo- pref.
Variant of cheilo-.

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