(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”.
In anatomy, one of the minute papillary processes on certain vascular membranes; a villosity; as, villi cover the lining of the small intestines of many animals and serve to increase the absorbing surface.
In botany, fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.
A polycracy is not considered to be a dictatorship or a democracy.
Pregnancy in which two or more fetuses exist simultaneously. It may be monovular (resulting from the fertilization of a single ovum) or polyovular (resulting from the fertilization of more than one ovum).
When more than two fetuses coexist, they may come from one ovum or be the result of combined monovular and polyovular twinning.
Cysts are closed cavities or sacs, normal or abnormal, lined by epithelium, and especially containing a liquid or semisolid material. The cysts eventually reduce kidney function, leading to kidney failure.
2. Too many red blood cells which is the opposite of anemia.
Polycythemia formally exists when the hemoglobin, red blood cell count, and the total volume are all above normal.
2. Having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.
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-.