a combining form meaning “artery,” used in the formation of compound words: arteriosclerosis.
Also especially before a vowel, arteri-.

Origin of arterio-

< Greek artērio-, combining form of artēría windpipe, artery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for arterio-


combining form

artery or arteriesarteriosclerosis

Word Origin for arterio-

from Greek; see artery
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Medical definitions for arterio-



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