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a combining form meaning “artery,” used in the formation of compound words:
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-
Artery: arteriovenous.


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    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 arterioatony ar·te·ri·o·at·o·ny (är-tēr’ē-ō-āt’ə-nē) n. A relaxed state of the arterial walls.

  • Arteriogram

    an x-ray produced by arteriography.

  • Arteriography

    x-ray examination of an artery or arteries following injection of a radiopaque substance. noun the X-ray examination of an artery or arterial system after injection of a contrast medium into the bloodstream arteriography ar·te·ri·og·ra·phy (är-tēr’ē-ŏg’rə-fē) n. Examination of the arteries using x-rays following injection of a radiopaque substance. ar·te’ri·o·gram’ (-ə-grām’) n. ar·te’ri·o·graph’ic (-ə-grāf’ĭk) adj.

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