Brady

[ brey-dee ]
/ ˈbreɪ di /

noun

James Buchanan "Diamond Jim", 1856–1917, U.S. financier, noted for conspicuously extravagant living.
Mathew B., 1823?–96, U.S. photographer, especially of the Civil War.
a male given name.

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Definition for Brady (2 of 2)

brady-

a combining form meaning “slow,” used in the formation of compound words: bradytelic.

Origin of brady-

<Greek, combining form of bradýs slow, heavy
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WORDS THAT USE BRADY-

What does brady- mean?

Brady- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “slow.” It is used in scientific and medical terms, especially in pathology.

Brady- comes from the Greek bradýs, meaning “slow, heavy.”

Examples of brady-

One example of a medical term you may be familiar with that features the combining form brady- is bradycardia, “a slow heartbeat rate.”

The first part of the word, brady-, means “slow.” What about the cardia part of the word? Well, -cardia, from the Greek word for “heart,” refers to heart anomalies. Bradycardia, then, literally translates to “slow heart.”

What are some words that use the combining form brady-?

What are some other forms that brady- may be commonly confused with?

Unrelated to the combining form brady- is the given name Brady, which originates as an Irish surname.

Break it down!

The combining form -pnea means “breath, respiration.” What is the medical condition bradypnea characterized by?

British Dictionary definitions for Brady

brady-

combining form

indicating slownessbradycardia

Word Origin for brady-

from Greek bradus slow
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Medical definitions for Brady

brady-

pref.

Slow:bradycardia.
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