a combining form meaning “bile,” “gall,” used in the formation of compound words: cholesterol.
Also, especially before a vowel, chol-.

combining form of Greek cholḗ bile; akin to chlor-1 Unabridged
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chole- or (before a vowel) chol-
combining form
indicating bile or gall: cholesterol
[from Greek kholē]
chol- or (before a vowel) chol-
combining form
[from Greek kholē]

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chole- or chol- or cholo-
Bile: choleperitoneum.

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