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poly

play
noun \ˈpä-lē\

Definition of poly

plural pol·ys play \-lēz\

  1. :  a polymerized plastic or something made of this; especially :  a polyester fiber, fabric, or garment



Origin of poly

short for polymer


First Known Use: 1942


poly-

combining form

Simple Definition of poly-

  • : many

Full Definition of poly-

  1. 1 :  many :  several :  much :  multi- <polychotomous> <polygyny>

  2. 2 a :  containing an indefinite number more than one of a (specified) substance <polysulfide> b :  polymeric :  polymer of a (specified) monomer <polyethylene> <polyadenylic acid>

Origin of poly-

Greek, from polys; akin to Old High German filu many, Sanskrit puru, Latin plenus full — more at full


POLY- Defined for Kids

poly-

prefix

Definition of poly-

  1. :  many :  much :  multi- <polymer>




Medical Dictionary

poly

play
noun \ˈpäl-ē\

Medical Definition of poly

plural pol·ys \-ēz\play

  1. :  a polymorphonuclear leukocyte




poly-

combining form

Medical Definition of poly-

  1. 1:  many :  several :  much :  multi- <polyarthritis>

  2. 2:  excessive :  abnormal :  hyper- <polydactyly>




Learn More about poly

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "poly" Britannica English: Translation of "poly" for Arabic speakers


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