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a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of brachy-
< Greek, combining form of brachýs Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for brachy-


combining form
indicating something short: brachycephalic
Word Origin
from Greek brakhus short
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Word Origin and History for brachy-

word-forming element meaning "short," from Latinized comb. form of Greek brakhys "short" (see brief (adj.)).

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brachy- in Medicine

brachy- pref.
Short: brachydactyly.

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