polyad

noun
poly·​ad | \ ˈpälēˌad \
plural -s

Definition of polyad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a group consisting of several closely related parts or elements
2 : a polyad atom, radical, or element

polyad

adjective
\ " \

Definition of polyad (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or polyadic \ ¦⸗⸗¦adik \ : of, relating to, or constituting a polyad
2 [poly- + -ad] : polyvalent

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History and Etymology for polyad

Noun

poly- + -ad

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“Polyad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyad. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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