MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to the arteries or a main road or channel.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin arteria, from Greek arteria (windpipe, artery). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to raise or lift), which is also the source of air, aira, aura, and meteor. Earliest documented use: 1578.


ALTERIOUS - defacing promissory notes

HARTERIOUS - staglike

ASTERIOUS - having no depth