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poly-

(word root) many
Examples of words with the root poly-: polyandrous, polyculture, polyethylene
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pol·y

 (pŏl′ē)
n.
1. Polyester.
2. Polyethylene.

poly(A)

abbr.
polyadenylic acid
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poly

(ˈpɒlɪ)
n, pl polys
(Education) informal short for polytechnic
adj
1. (Textiles) informal short for polyester
2. (Textiles) informal short for polythene
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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.
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Translations

poly

[ˈpɒli]
n abbr
(British) = polytechnic
(=polyester) → polyester m
adj [fleece, sheet] → en polyesterpoly bag [ˌpɒliˈbæg] n (British)sac m en plastique
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poly

(Brit) abbr of polytechnic
abbr of polythene; poly bagPlastetüte f, → Plastiktüte f
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poly

n. poli, leucocito polimorfonuclear.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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