(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”.

A reference to parts of a plant that are arranged in two or more series of rows.
Having many mouths or openings.
polysyllable (noun), polysyllables (pl)
A term having at least three or more units of language larger than a phoneme: Barb's mother thought teenagers and young adults of the SMS age could not use polysyllable words or even be able to write with complete sentences!

The word polysyllable is in itself a polysyllable expression with five syllables!

Having two or more instances in the same individual of side-to-side fusion of digits.
1. Relating to or dealing with many arts or sciences.
2. A school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts and applied sciences.
Pertaining to, dealing with, or devoted to, various arts; especially, in a polytechnical school, an educational institution for giving instruction in various technical subjects.
Inflammation of multiple tendons or tendon sheaths.
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).
Describing a group that cannot be defined on the basis of any single character, but on a combination of characters.
polytocia (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. Birth of more than one child at one time: Because polytocia was present in her family history, Joan was pretty sure that she would have twins.
2. Inn botany, the continuation of bearing fruit for many years: In Mrs. Smith's backyard there was a big old pear tree that seeming was a polytocia because it produced lots of pears through all the years she could remember!

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-.