noun po·lyt·o·my \-mē\

Definition of polytomy



  1. 1 :  polytomous character or condition a typical polytomy consists of a whorl of three to six branches surrounding an open axil — Bryologist

  2. 2 :  division into more members or classes than three — compare trichotomy

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Origin and Etymology of polytomy

International Scientific Vocabulary poly- + -tomy

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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