(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”.

stethopolyscope, stethophone
An instrument whereby several people can listen to the sounds transmitted through a stethoscope.
The hereditary association of polydactyly (extra fingers or toes) and syndactyly (webbed fingers or toes).
thermal depolymerization
A process for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually biomass waste products) into light crude oil.
1. A quickening of respiration due to great heat or high temperatures.
2. An increased rate of pulmonary respiration due to pyrexia.
3. Rapid breathing due to heat.

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-.