(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”.

polycheiria, polychiria
Having more than two hands.
The use of several chemotherapeutic agents in a treatment schedule.
Inflammation involving many cartilages of the body.
Distribution with more than one agent; such as, fruit from the same plant that is adapted to wind and animals.
1. Exhibiting many colors.
2. Decorated with many or varied colors.
Someone who practices the art of using many or various colors in painting, architecture, etc.
Having a variety of colors; multicolored.
polychronicon (s) (noun), polychronicons (pl)
A chronicle of many events or periods: In the book Jane was reading, James, the protagonist, thought he should write a polychonicon about the many occurrences of the past year since so much had changed in his town.
polycinematosomnography (s) (noun), polycinematosomnographies (pl)
1. A procedure or method of recording movements of a person while he or she is asleep: Because Susan had serious problems sleeping through the night, the doctor decided to check up on her body motions during the night, so he arranged to have a polycinematosomnography performed.
2. Etymology: from Greek polys, "many, much" + Greek  cinema, "move, motion" + Latin som, "sleep" + Greek graphein, "record, written description".
1. Of a population of organisms, comprising many clones.
2. Of a population of cells, comprising several cell lines of separate origins.
Of or pertaining to the products of cell lines.

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-.