arteriectomy ar·te·ri·ec·to·my (är-tēr’ē-ěk’tə-mē)
Excision of part of an artery.
Anatomy. a blood vessel that conveys blood from the heart to any part of the body. a main channel or highway, especially of a connected system with many branches. Contemporary Examples Defenders of the industry, however, point out that artery tears are uncommon. A Stroke That Hits Young Women Nicole LaPorte July 27, 2010 For […]
a combining form meaning “artery,” used in the formation of compound words: arteriosclerosis. combining form artery or arteries: arteriosclerosis word-forming element meaning “arterial,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek arteria “windpipe; artery” (see artery). arterio- or arteri- pref. Artery: arteriovenous.
arteriocapillary arteriocapillary ar·te·ri·o·cap·il·lar·y (är-tēr’ē-ō-kāp’ə-lěr’ē) adj. Of or relating to the arteries and the capillaries.
arterioatony arterioatony ar·te·ri·o·at·o·ny (är-tēr’ē-ō-āt’ə-nē) n. A relaxed state of the arterial walls.