a combining form meaning “pelvis,” used in the formation of compound words: pyelogram.
Also, especially before a vowel, pyel-.

< Neo-Latin, combining form representing Greek pýelos basin, on the model of the NL use of Latin pelvis Unabridged
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pyelo- or (before a vowel) pyel-
combining form
denoting the renal pelvis: pyelonephritis
[from Greek puelos trough, pan; in the sense: pelvis]
pyel- or (before a vowel) pyel-
combining form
[from Greek puelos trough, pan; in the sense: pelvis]

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pyelo- or pyel-
renal pelvis: pyeloplasty.

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