brachio-


a combining form meaning “arm,” “upper arm,” used in the formation of compound words: brachiopod.
Also especially before a vowel, brachi-.

Origin of brachio-

combining form representing Latin brāchium and Greek brachī́ōn
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British Dictionary definitions for brachio-

brachio-

before a vowel brachi-


combining form

indicating a brachiumbrachiopod
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Word Origin and History for brachio-

brachio-


before a vowel, brachi-, word-forming element meaning "arm," from Greek brakhion "arm," perhaps originally "upper arm," literally "shorter," and from brakhys "short" (see brief (adj.)), in contrast to the longer forearm.

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Medicine definitions for brachio-

brachio-


pref.

Arm:brachiocephalic.
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