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Origin of brachy-
Words nearby brachy-
WORDS THAT USE BRACHY-
What does brachy- mean?
Examples of brachy-
A medical term that you may be familiar with that features the combining form brachy- is brachycardia, also known as bradycardia. Brachycardia is “a slow heartbeat rate, usually less than 60 beats per minute.”
The first part of the word, brachy-, means “short.” The form -cardia can denotes an abnormal condition of the heart, from the Greek kardía meaning “heart.” Brachycardia literally translates to “short heart(beat).”
The combining form brady- in bradycardia means “slow,” if you were curious. Learn more in our entry for the word.
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