a combining form meaning “vein,” used in the formation of compound words: phlebosclerosis.
Also, especially before a vowel, phleb-.

< Greek, combining form of phléps vein Unabridged
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phlebo- or (before a vowel) phleb-
combining form
indicating a vein: phlebotomy
[from Greek phleps, phleb- vein]
phleb- or (before a vowel) phleb-
combining form
[from Greek phleps, phleb- vein]

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phlebo- or phleb-
Vein: phlebotomy.

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