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a combining form meaning “artery,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, arteri-.
Origin of arterio-
< Greek artērio-, combining form of artēría windpipe, artery Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for arterio-


combining form
artery or arteries: arteriosclerosis
Word Origin
from Greek; see artery
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Word Origin and History for arterio-

word-forming element meaning "arterial," from Latinized comb. form of Greek arteria "windpipe; artery" (see artery).

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arterio- in Medicine

arterio- or arteri-
Artery: arteriovenous.

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