1. a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “vessel,” “container,” used in the formation of compound words: angiosperm.

combining form

  1. indicating a blood or lymph vessel; seed vesselangiology; angiosperm; angioma

before verbs angi-, word-forming element now usually meaning “covered or enclosed by a seed or blood vessel,” from Latinized form of Greek angeion “a vessel, receptacle,” diminutive of angos “chest, box,” of unknown origin.


  1. Blood and lymph vessel:angiography.

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