QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
Words nearby arteri-
WORDS THAT USE ARTERI-
What does arteri- mean?
Arteri- is a variant of arterio-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use arterio- article.
Examples of arteri-
One example of a word featuring arteri- is arteriectomy, the “excision of part of an artery,” a surgical procedure.
Arteri-, as we’ve seen, refers to arteries, and -ectomy means “excision.” So, arteriectomy literally translates to “artery removal.”
In some instances, arterio- loses both its final vowels, -io-, when combining with other word forms or elements. Arteritis, meaning “inflammation of an artery,” is one example.
What are some words that use the combining form arteri-?
What are some other forms that arteri- may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for arteri-
Et quando ventriculi ita opplentur pituita, ut arteri ips choroidis ea immergantur, tunc subito generatur appoplexia.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond