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poly-

 
word element [Gr.], many; much.
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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]
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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]
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poly-

Combining form denoting many, much or excessive.
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poly-

prefix denoting many.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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]
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