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Poly- Words: “polymastia” to “polyzoan”,
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Words that include: poly- (Greek: many, much; too many, too much, excessive; a prefix used with many words)

Don’t confuse this poly- with another -poly that means “to sell”.

polymastia, polymazia:
The presence of more than two mammae in a human or other primate that typically has only two.
In humans, having more than two mammary glands.
polymath, polymathy, polymathic:
Somebody who is knowledgeable in a variety of subjects; a person of great and diversified learning.
A reference to a lake having no persistent thermal stratification and which is continually circulating with only brief periods of stability.
An animal or plant that has several different adult forms.
polymorphism, polymorphic, polymorphous:
Occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms at different stages of development.
Myalgia (muscle pain) affecting several muscles.
Disease affecting several muscles simultaneously.
polymythy, polymythic:
The inclusion of many or several stories or plots in one narrative of dramatic work.
One of three major divisions of the Pacific Islands, encompassing a number of island groups in the central and southern Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii, Samoa, and the Cook Islands.
Neuritis involving several nerves simultaneously.
Any disease that affects multiple nerves simultaneously.
1. Relating to or composed of several names or terms.
2. In biology, a taxonomic designation having more than two terms. or names of plants or animals consisting of descriptive phrases of more than three words, as those in use before binomial nomenclature.
3. A mathematical expression of two or more terms.
The presence of supernumerary teeth; an excessive number of teeth.
polynychia, polyunguia, polyonychia:
The presence of supernumerary nails on fingers or toes.
polyonymy, polyonymous:
The use of or the practice of using diverse names for one thing.
The formation of more than one image of an object on the retina; multiple vision.
The condition of a market characterized by many buyers. The multiple numbers have an effect on the price of the materials or products.
A view of many objects; also, a sort of panorama with dissolving views.
polyorchidism, polyorchis, polyorchism:
A man with more than two testes.
The condition of having more than two ears.
The presence of several diseases at once.
polyphagia, polyphage, polyphagian, polyphagous:
1. Excessive eating; gluttony; bulimia.
2. The habit on the part of certain animals of feeding on many different types of food.
Anyone who has an excessive appetite or who eats too much.
1. Prescription of many drugs at the same time.
2. An instance of excessive medication.
polyphloisboian, polyphloesbean, polyphloisic:
Making an incredible racket; anything that makes a terrible noise.
An irrational fear of many things.
polyphonic, polyphonous, polyphoniclly:
1. Having or making many sounds.
2. In phonetics, representing more than one sound, as the letter c (cf. cat and cereal)
1. Multiplicity of sounds, as in an echo.
2. In music, a combining of a number of individual but harmonizing melodies, as in a fugue, cannon, etc.
Excessive talking; logorrhea.
In biology, derived from more than one ancestral type.
1. Having separate, distinct leaves not fused to each other.
2. Having many leaves.
Developing several sets of teeth successively throughout life as with sharks and certain teleost fishes.
1. Containing many structural or constituent elements.
2. Undergoing many changes of form.
polyplegia, polyplegic:
Paralysis affecting several muscles simultaneously.
Very rapid breathing; panting; tachypnea.
polypod, polypodia:
Having many feet.
Having more than the normal number of feet.
A market condition characterized by the small number of sellers where this has a direct effect on prices.
Ingestion of abnormally increased amounts of fluids for long periods of time.
A hard drinker; one who drinks excessively.
Using many pseudonyms.
polypsychic, polypsychical:
A belief that humans have several souls or modes of intelligence.
A belief in many souls in one being; especially, a human being.
Having many feet; such as, an octopus.
polyrhizal, polyrhizous:
Having many roots.
polysarcia, polysarcous:
Obesity; over weight.
polysensory, polysensitivity:
1. Being responsive to multiple agents or stimuli.
2. Affecting or pertaining to multiple sense mechanisms.
polyspermy, polyspermic:
The penetration of multiple sperms (spermatozoa) into a single ovum at the time of fertilization.
Having more than one row of eyelashes on a single eyelid.
Having many mouths or openings.
polysyllable, polysyllabic, polysyllabicism:
Having many (at least three or more) syllables.
Having two or more instances in the same individual of side-to-side fusion of digits.
1. Relating to or dealing with many arts or sciences.
2. A school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts and applied sciences.
Inflammation of multiple tendons or tendon sheaths.
Tendinitis and bursitis occurring in multiple areas at the same time in the same patient.
Worshiping of or believing in several deities.
Describing a group that cannot be defined on the basis of any single character, but on a combination of characters.
Having many offspring per brood; fruiting many times during the life cycle.
polytrichia, polytrichous, polytrichosis:
Very hairy; thickly covered with hair; especially in comparison with persons of the same race and sex.
polytrophic, polytrophy:
1. Feeding on a variety of different food substances or food species.
2. In pathology, marked by or pertaining to excessive nutrition.
Relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fats, having many unsaturated bonds.
Excessive urination, as in some diseases.
A reference to minute water animals that form branching, mosslike colonies and reproduce by budding.