poly-

(Greek: many, much; excessive; abnormal amount, profuse, ample, large quantity; multiple, abundant, numerous)

Don’t confuse this poly- with another -poly which means “to sell”.

Polyodontosaurus
This nomenclature (“many-toothed lizard”) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Stenonychosaurus. Named by U. S. paleontologist Charles Whitney Gilmore in 1932.
polyology
1. An excessive amount of talking.
2. Continuous and often incoherent speech.
polyommatous
Having many eyes.
polyonymic
A reference to, or a descriptive term for, the use of, or the practice of, using various names for one thing.
polyonymosity
The availability of different names for the same person or thing.
polyonymy
1. The use of, or the practice of, using various names for one thing.
2. Each of a number of different words having essentially the same meaning; for example, Jupiter, Zeus, and Oden.
polyopia
The formation of more than one image of an object on the retina; multiple vision.
polyopsonistic (adjective)
A reference to the condition of a market characterized by many buyers where the multiple numbers have an effect on the prices of the materials or products.
polyopsony (s), polyopsonies (pl) (noun forms)
The condition of a market characterized by many buyers.

The multiple numbers have an effect on the prices of the materials or products.

polyorama
A view of many objects; also, a sort of panorama with dissolving views.
polyorchidism
polyorchis
1. Having more than two testicles.
2. The presence of one or more supernumerary testes.
polyorchism
polyotia
1. A condition whereby someone has more than two ears.
2. The presence of a supernumerary auricle (ear-shaped appendage) on one or both sides of the head.
polypathia
The occurrence, or presence, of several diseases at the same time.

Related topics utilizing this poly- prefix: Polysemy and Polysemous and Polygamy Sections.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; hyper-; multi-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.