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-



combining form

swift or acceleratedtachycardia; tachygraphy; tachylyte; tachyon; tachyphylaxis

Word Origin for tachy-

from Greek takhus swift
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Word Origin and History for tachy-

word-forming element meaning "rapid, swift, fast," from Latinized comb. form of Greek takhy "swift."

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tachy- in Medicine



Rapid; accelerated:tachycardia.
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