a combining form meaning “swift,” used in the formation of compound words: tachygraphy.
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Origin of tachy-
< Greek, combining form of tachýs
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British Dictionary definitions for tachy-
swift or acceleratedtachycardia; tachygraphy; tachylyte; tachyon; tachyphylaxis
Word Origin for tachy-
from Greek takhus swift
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Medicine definitions for tachy-
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