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”.

polystichous
A reference to parts of a plant that are arranged in two or more series of rows.
polystomatous
Having many mouths or openings.
polysyllabic
polysyllabicism
polysyllable
Having many (at least three or more) syllables.
polysyndactyly
Having two or more instances in the same individual of side-to-side fusion of digits.
polytechnic
1. Relating to or dealing with many arts or sciences.
2. A school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts and applied sciences.
polytechnical
Pertaining to, dealing with, or devoted to, various arts; especially, in a polytechnical school, an educational institution for giving instruction in various technical subjects.
polytendinitis
Inflammation of multiple tendons or tendon sheaths.
polytendinobursitis
Tendinitis and bursitis occurring in multiple areas at the same time in the same patient.
polytheism (s) (noun), polytheisms (pl)
Worshiping of or believing in several deities.
polytheist (s), (noun), polytheists (pl)
1. Someone who believes in, or worships, many gods or more than one god.
2. People who have beliefs in more than one god, usually a belief in many gods.
polytheistic (adjective)
Characterized by the worship of or belief in many deities (gods).
polythetic
Describing a group that cannot be defined on the basis of any single character, but on a combination of characters.
polytocia, polytokia
1. Birth of more than one child at one time.
2. Bearing several young at one time or, in botany, continuing to bear fruit for many years.

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-.