brachy- Word Origin

  1. a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words: brachycerous.

Origin of brachy- Greek, combining form of brachýs British Dictionary definitions for brachy- brachy- combining form

  1. indicating something shortbrachycephalic

Word Origin for brachy- from Greek brakhus short Word Origin and History for brachy-

word-forming element meaning “short,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek brakhys “short” (see brief (adj.)).

brachy- in Medicine brachy- pref.

  1. Short:brachydactyly.

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