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poly-

 
word element [Gr.], many; much.

poly-

1. Prefix denoting many; multiplicity. Compare: multi-, pluri-.
2. In chemistry, prefix meaning "polymer of," as in polypeptide, polysaccharide, polynucleotide; often used with symbols, as in poly(A) for poly(adenylic acid), poly(Lys) for poly(l-lysine).
[G. polys, much, many]

poly-

word element [Gr.], many; much.

poly-

prefix meaning "many or much": polyacid, polycholia, polydactylia.

poly-

1. Prefix meaning many; multiplicity.
Compare: multi-, pluri-
2. chemistry Prefix meaning "polymer of," as in polypeptide, polysaccharide, polynucleotide; often used with symbols, as in poly(A) for poly(adenylic acid), poly(Lys) for poly(l-lysine).
[G. polys, much, many]

poly-

Combining form denoting many, much or excessive.

poly-

prefix denoting many.

poly-

1. Prefix denoting many; multiplicity.
2. In chemistry, prefix meaning "polymer of," as in polypeptide, polysaccharide, polynucleotide; often used with symbols, as in poly(A) for poly (adenylic acid), poly(Lys) for poly(l-lysine).
[G. polys, much, many]

poly-

word element. [Gr.] many, much.