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
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artery or arteriesarteriosclerosis
Word Origin for arterio-
from Greek; see artery
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word-forming element meaning "arterial," from Latinized comb. form of Greek arteria "windpipe; artery" (see artery).
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