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poly-

pref.
1. More than one; many; much: polyatomic.
2. More than usual; excessive; abnormal: polydipsia.
3. Polymer; polymeric: polyethylene.

[Greek polu-, from polus, much, many; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

poly-

combining form
1. more than one; many or much: polyhedron.
2. having an excessive or abnormal number or amount: polycythaemia.
[from Greek polus much, many; related to Old English fela many]

pol•y

(ˈpɒl i)

n., pl. pol•ies.
2. a garment made of polyester.
[by shortening]

poly-

a combining form with the meanings “much, many” and, in the names of chemical compounds, “polymeric”: polyandry; polyethylene.
[< Greek, comb. form representing polýs; akin to Old English fela many. See plus]

poly.

polytechnic.

poly-

A prefix meaning "many," as in polygon, a figure having many sides.

poly-

prefix meaning many. Used in the naming of chemical compounds.