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

Origin of arterio-

< Greek artērio-, combining form of artēría windpipe, artery
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British Dictionary definitions for arterio-


combining form
  1. artery or arteriesarteriosclerosis
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Word Origin for arterio-

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


  1. Artery:arteriovenous.
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