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”.

polydomic
A reference to colonies of social insects that occupy more than one nest (monodomic).
polydomous
Referring to colonies of social insects that occupy more than one nest.
polydontia
Having more than the normal number of teeth.
polydynamic
A reference to many or varied forces.
polydystrophy
A condition characterized by the presence of many congenital anomalies of the connective tissues.
polyembolokoilamania (s) (noun), polyembolokoilamanias (pl)
A reference to children with Smith-Magenis syndrome, who have the bad habit of inserting foreign bodies into body orifices; usually into the ears.
polyemia, polyaemia
A condition marked by an excessive amount of blood in the system.
polyendocrinopathy
A disease usually caused by insufficiency of multiple endocrine glands.
polyesthetic (adjective), more polyesthetic, most polyesthetic
1. Relating to, or affecting, several senses or sensations: The burning of toast in the kitchen caused a polyesthetic effect in that Athena's nose and eyes were watering and she was coughing.
2. Referring to a situation in which a single object seems to be felt in several different places: Even though Fred had only one cactus spine in his foot, it was a very polyesthetic experience because it felt as if dozens of spines were in his foot.
polyestrous
A description of an animal that completes two or more fertile cycles during a mating season.
polyethism
The division of labor within a society on the basis of morphological castes (caste polyethism) or age (age polyethism).
polyethnic
Formed of or inhabited by many different kinds of people or races of people.
polygalactia
Excessive secretion of milk.
Polygamia est plurium simul virorum uxorumve connubium. (Latin-legal term)
Translation: "Polygamy is a marriage with many husbands or wives at one time."
Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th ed.; West Publishing Co.;
St. Paul, Minnesota;1990.
polygamist
Someone who commits polygamy or who has multiple marriages.

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-.