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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

phleb(o)-

A vein.

[Greek phleps, phleb-, vein.]

Examples include phlebitis, the inflammation of the walls of a vein; phlebotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting), the surgical opening or puncture of a vein, also called venesection; phlebography, radiography of the veins; phlebosclerosis (Greek sklērōsis, from sklēroun, harden), hardening of the walls of veins; phlebothrombosis, obstruction of a vein by a blood clot.

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