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poly-

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

pol·y

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

poly(A)

abbr.
polyadenylic acid

poly

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

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.
Translations

poly

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

poly

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

poly

n. poli, leucocito polimorfonuclear.
References in classic literature ?
Tom Kitten bit and spat, and mewed and wriggled; and the rolling-pin went roly- poly, roly; roly, poly, roly.
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