Origin of brachy-
Words nearby brachy-
WORDS THAT USE BRACHY-
What does brachy- mean?
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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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How to use brachy- in a sentence
It is shewn that early palaeolithic man presents examples of skulls both of brachy-cephalic and dolicho-cephalic proportions.Prehistoric Man|W. L. H. Duckworth
Where they have become carnivorous, aggressive, and actively barbarous, the brachy-kephalic forms abound.The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science|John William Dawson
The most typical cases both of brachy and dolicho deformation are from the Cerro de las Palmas graves in south-west Mexico.
Changed "short-fluited" to "short-fruited" in the index entry for "Brachy-."The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Skull, normally brachy (80 to 84), but in parts of China sub-dolicho and high.