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  1. James BuchananDiamond Jim, 1856–1917, U.S. financier, noted for conspicuously extravagant living.
  2. Mathew B.,1823?–96, U.S. photographer, especially of the Civil War.
  3. a male given name.
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  1. a combining form meaning “slow,” used in the formation of compound words: bradytelic.
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Origin of brady-

< Greek, combining form of bradýs slow, heavy
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combining form
  1. indicating slownessbradycardia
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Word Origin

from Greek bradus slow
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medical word-forming element meaning "slow, delayed, tardy," from Greek bradys "slow;" e.g. bradycardia (1890), with Latinized form of Greek kardia "heart;" bradykinesia, "slow movement," with Greek kinesis "movement, motion;" bradypnea, with Greek pneo/pnein "to breathe."

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brady in Medicine


  1. Slow:bradycardia.
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