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Polish
I. adjective Etymology: Pole Date: 1592 of, relating to, or characteristic of Poland, the Poles, or Polish II. noun Date: 1671 the Slavic language of the Poles
polish
I. verb Etymology: Middle English polisshen, from Anglo-French poliss-, stem of polir, from Latin polire Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to make smooth and glossy ...
Polish Corridor
geographical name strip of land N Europe in Poland that between World War I & World War II separated East Prussia from main part of Germany; area was before 1919 part of Germany
polish off
transitive verb Date: 1829 to finish off or dispose of rapidly or completely
polisher
noun see polish I
polit
abbreviation political
politburo
noun Etymology: Russian politbyuro, from politicheskoe byuro political bureau Date: 1925 the principal policy-making and executive committee of a Communist party
polite
adjective (politer; -est) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) polit, Latin politus, from past participle of polire Date: 15th century 1. a. of, relating to, or having the ...
politely
adverb see polite
politeness
noun see polite
politesse
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, cleanness, from Old Italian pulitezza, from pulito, past participle of pulire to polish, clean, from Latin polire Date: 1713 ...
Politian
biographical name 1454-1494 Angelo Poliziano or Angelo Ambrogini Italian classical scholar & poet
politic
adjective Etymology: Middle English politik, from Middle French politique, from Latin politicus, from Greek politikos, from politēs citizen — more at police Date: 15th ...
political
adjective Etymology: Latin politicus Date: 1551 1. a. of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government b. of, relating to, or concerned with the ...
political action committee
noun Date: 1944 a group formed (as by an industry or an issue-oriented organization) to raise and contribute money to the campaigns of candidates likely to advance the group's ...
political correctness
noun see politically correct
political economist
noun see political economy
political economy
noun Date: 1740 1. economics 2. the theory or study of the role of public policy in influencing the economic and social welfare of a political unit • political economist ...
political science
noun Date: 1779 a social science concerned chiefly with the description and analysis of political and especially governmental institutions and processes • political ...
political scientist
noun see political science
politicalization
noun see politicalize
politicalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1869 politicize • politicalization noun
politically
adverb see political
politically correct
adjective Date: 1936 conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated • ...
politician
noun Date: 1589 1. a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government 2. a. a person ...
politicise
British variant of politicize
politicization
noun see politicize
politicize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1846 to give a political tone or character to • politicization noun
politick
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from politicking, noun, from politics + 3-ing Date: circa 1934 to engage in often partisan political discussion or activity • ...
politicker
noun see politick
politico
noun (plural -cos; also -coes) Etymology: Italian politico or Spanish político, ultimately from Latin politicus political Date: 1630 politician
politics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Greek politika, from neuter plural of politikos political Date: circa 1529 1. a. the art or science of ...
polity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Late Latin politia — more at police Date: 1538 1. political organization 2. a specific form of political organization 3. a politically ...
Polk
biographical name James Knox 1795-1849 11th president of the United States (1845-49)
polka
noun Etymology: Czech, from Polka Polish woman, feminine of Polishák Pole Date: 1843 1. a lively couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time with a basic pattern of ...
polka dot
noun Date: 1857 a dot in a pattern of regularly distributed dots in textile design • polka-dot or polka-dotted adjective
polka-dot
adjective see polka dot
polka-dotted
adjective see polka dot
poll
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pol, polle, from Middle Low German Date: 14th century 1. head 2. a. the top or back of the head b. nape 3. the broad or flat end ...
poll tax
noun Date: 1692 a tax of a fixed amount per person levied on adults and often linked to the right to vote
pollack
or pollock noun (plural pollack or pollock) Etymology: Middle English poullok, perhaps from Scottish Gaelic pollag or Irish pollóg Date: 15th century 1. a commercially ...
pollard
I. noun Etymology: 2poll Date: 1611 a tree cut back to the trunk to promote the growth of a dense head of foliage II. transitive verb Date: 1670 to make a pollard of (a ...
polled
adjective Date: 1584 having no horns
pollee
noun see poll II
pollen
noun Etymology: New Latin pollin-, pollen, from Latin, fine flour Date: circa 1760 1. a mass of microspores in a seed plant appearing usually as a fine dust 2. a dusty ...
pollen basket
noun Date: 1860 a smooth area on each hind tibia of a bee that is edged by a fringe of stiff hairs and serves to collect and transport pollen — called also corbicula
pollen grain
noun Date: 1835 one of the granular microspores that occur in pollen and give rise to the male gametophyte of a seed plant
pollen mother cell
noun Date: 1884 a cell that is derived from the hypodermis of the pollen sac and that gives rise by meiosis to four cells each of which develops into a pollen grain
pollen sac
noun Date: 1875 one of the pouches of a seed plant anther in which pollen is formed
pollen tube
noun Date: 1835 a tube that is formed by a pollen grain and conveys the sperm nuclei to the embryo sac of an angiosperm or the archegonium of a gymnosperm
pollenizer
also pollinizer noun Etymology: pollenize to pollinate Date: 1897 1. a plant that is a source of pollen 2. pollinator a
pollenosis
noun see pollinosis
poller
noun see poll II
pollex
noun (plural pollices) Etymology: New Latin pollic-, pollex, from Latin, thumb, big toe Date: circa 1836 the first digit of the forelimb ; thumb
pollice verso
foreign term Etymology: Latin with thumb turned ; with a gesture or expression of condemnation
pollin-
combining form Etymology: New Latin pollin-, pollen pollen
pollinate
transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1875 1. to carry out the pollination of 2. to mark or smudge with pollen
pollination
noun Date: 1875 the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma in angiosperms or from the microsporangium to the micropyle in gymnosperms
pollinator
noun Date: 1903 one that pollinates: as a. an agent (as an insect) that pollinates flowers b. pollenizer 1
pollinium
noun (plural pollinia) Etymology: New Latin, from pollin- Date: 1862 a coherent mass of pollen grains often with a stalk bearing an adhesive disk that clings to insects
pollinizer
noun see pollenizer
pollinosis
or pollenosis noun Etymology: New Latin pollinosis, from pollin- Date: 1925 hay fever
Pollio
biographical name Gaius Asinius 76 b.c.-a.d. 4 Roman soldier & politician
polliwog
noun see pollywog
Pollock
I. biographical name Sir Frederick 1845-1937 English jurist II. biographical name (Paul) Jackson 1912-1956 American painter
pollock
noun see pollack
pollster
noun Date: 1939 one that conducts a poll or compiles data obtained by a poll
pollutant
noun Date: 1892 something that pollutes
pollute
transitive verb (polluted; polluting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pollutus, past participle of polluere, from por- (akin to Latin per through) + -luere (akin to Latin ...
polluter
noun see pollute
pollution
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of polluting especially by environmental contamination with man-made waste; also the condition of being polluted 2. pollutant
pollutive
adjective see pollute
Pollux
noun Etymology: Latin, modification of Greek Polydeukēs Date: 1526 1. one of the Dioscuri 2. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini
Pollyanna
noun Etymology: Pollyanna, heroine of the novel Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor Porter died 1920 American fiction writer Date: 1921 a person characterized by irrepressible ...
Pollyannaish
adjective see Pollyanna
Pollyannish
adjective see Pollyanna
pollywog
or polliwog noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English polwygle, probably from pol poll + wiglen to wiggle Date: 1838 tadpole
polo
noun Etymology: Balti, ball Date: 1872 1. a game played by teams of players on horseback using mallets with long flexible handles to drive a wooden ball through goalposts 2. ...
Polo
biographical name Marco 1254-1324 Venetian traveler
polo coat
noun Date: 1910 a tailored overcoat that is made especially of tan camel's hair and often has stitched edges and a half-belt on the back
polo shirt
noun Date: 1920 a close-fitting pullover often knit shirt with short or long sleeves and turnover collar or banded neck
polo-neck
noun Date: 1944 chiefly British turtleneck
poloist
noun see polo
polonaise
noun Etymology: French, from feminine of polonais Polish, from Pologne Poland, from Medieval Latin Polonia Date: 1773 1. an elaborate short-sleeved overdress with a fitted ...
Polonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, Poland, from Medieval Latin Date: 1944 people of Polish descent living outside Poland
polonium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin Polonia Date: 1898 a radioactive metallic element that is similar chemically to tellurium and bismuth, occurs especially in ...
Polonius
noun Date: circa 1601 a garrulous courtier and father of Ophelia and Laertes in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Polska
geographical name see Poland
Poltava
geographical name city central Ukraine on Vorskla River WSW of Kharkiv population 320,000
poltergeist
noun Etymology: German, from poltern to knock + Geist spirit Date: 1848 a noisy usually mischievous ghost held to be responsible for unexplained noises (as rappings)
Poltoratsk
geographical name — see Ashgabat
poltroon
I. noun Etymology: Middle French poultron, from Old Italian poltrone, probably akin to poltro colt, ultimately from Latin pullus young of an animal — more at foal Date: circa ...
poltroonery
noun Date: 1590 mean pusillanimity ; cowardice
poly
noun (plural polys) Usage: often attributive Etymology: short for polymer Date: 1942 a polymerized plastic or something made of this; especially a polyester fiber, fabric, ...
poly I:C
also poly Ipoly C noun Etymology: poly- + inosinic acid + cytidylic acid Date: 1969 a synthetic 2-stranded RNA that induces interferon formation and is composed of one strand ...
poly Ipoly C
noun see poly I:C
poly(A)
noun Etymology: poly- + adenylic acid Date: 1957 RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of adenylic acid residues and that ...
poly-
combining form Etymology: Greek, from polys; akin to Old High German filu many, Sanskrit puru, Latin plenus full — more at full 1. many ; several ; much ; multi- 2. ...
polyacrylamide
noun Date: 1944 a polyamide of acrylic acid
polyacrylonitrile
noun Date: 1935 a polymer of acrylonitrile used often as fibers
polyadenylic acid
noun Date: 1956 poly(a)
polyalcohol
noun Date: 1900 an alcohol (as a diol) that contains more than one hydroxyl group
polyamide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1929 a compound characterized by more than one amide group; especially a polymeric amide (as nylon)
polyamine
noun Date: 1861 a compound characterized by more than one amino group
polyandrous
adjective see polyandry
polyandry
noun Etymology: Greek polyandros, adjective, having many husbands, from poly- + andr-, anēr man, husband — more at andr- Date: 1780 the state or practice of having more ...
polyantha
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek polyanthos blooming Date: 1889 any of numerous dwarf hybrid roses characterized by many large clusters of small flowers
polyanthus
noun (plural -anthuses; also polyanthi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek polyanthos blooming, from poly- + anthos flower — more at anthology Date: circa 1727 1. any of ...
polyatomic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1857 containing more than one and especially more than two atoms
Polybius
biographical name circa 200-circa 118 B.C. Greek historian
polybrominated biphenyl
noun Date: 1975 any of several compounds that are similar to polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental toxicity and in structure but that have various hydrogen atoms ...
polybutadiene
noun Date: 1939 a synthetic rubber that has a high resistance to wear and is used especially in the manufacture of tires
polycarbonate
noun Date: 1930 any of various tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature
Polycarp
biographical name Saint 2d century Christian martyr & Apostolic Father; bishop of Smyrna
polycentric
adjective Date: 1887 having more than one center (as of development or control): as a. having several centromeres b. characterized by polycentrism
polycentrism
noun Date: 1956 the existence of many centers of Communist ideological thought; especially the existence of a number of autonomous national Communist movements
polychaete
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek polychaitēs having much hair, from poly- + chaitē long hair Date: 1896 any of a class (Polychaeta) of chiefly marine annelid worms (as ...
polychlorinated biphenyl
noun Date: 1962 any of several compounds that are produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in biphenyl with chlorine, have various industrial applications, and are toxic ...
polychotomous
adjective Etymology: poly- + -chotomous (as in dichotomous) Date: circa 1858 dividing or marked by division into many parts, branches, or classes • polychotomy noun
polychotomy
noun see polychotomous
polychromatic
adjective Etymology: Greek polychrōmatos, from poly- + chrōmat-, chrōma color — more at chromatic Date: circa 1841 1. showing a variety or a change of colors ; ...
polychromatophilia
noun see polychromatophilic
polychromatophilic
adjective Date: 1897 stainable with more than one type of stain and especially with both acid and basic dyes • polychromatophilia noun
polychrome
adjective Etymology: Greek polychrōmos, from poly- + chrōma Date: 1837 relating to, made with, or decorated in several colors • polychrome transitive verb • ...
polychromy
noun see polychrome
polycistronic
adjective Date: 1963 containing the genetic information of a number of cistrons
Polycleitus
biographical name see Polyclitus
polyclinic
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 a clinic or hospital treating diseases of many sorts
Polyclitus
or Polycleitus biographical name 5th century B.C. Greek sculptor & architect
polyclonal
adjective Date: 1914 produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution
polycondensation
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1936 a chemical condensation leading to the formation of a compound of high molecular weight
polyconic projection
noun Date: circa 1864 a map projection consisting of a composite series of concentric cones each of which before being unrolled has been placed over a sphere so as to be ...
Polycrates
biographical name died circa 522 B.C. tyrant of Samos
polycrystal
noun see polycrystalline
polycrystalline
adjective Date: 1918 1. consisting of crystals variously oriented 2. composed of more than one crystal • polycrystal noun
polycyclic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 having more than one cyclic component; especially having two or more rings in the molecule
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
noun Date: 1951 any of a class of hydrocarbon molecules that have multiple carbon rings, and that include numerous carcinogenic substances and environmental pollutants — ...
polycystic
adjective Date: 1869 having or involving more than one cyst
polycystic kidney disease
noun Date: 1948 either of two hereditary diseases characterized by gradually enlarging bilateral cysts of the kidney which lead to reduced renal functioning or renal failure
polycystic ovarian syndrome
noun see polycystic ovary syndrome
polycystic ovary syndrome
noun Date: 1967 a variable disease that is marked by amenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, and ovarian enlargement and is usually initiated by an elevated level of ...
polycythaemia
chiefly British variant of polycythemia
polycythemia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from poly- + cyt- + -hemia Date: circa 1857 a condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells; specifically ...
polycythemia vera
noun Etymology: New Latin, true polycythemia Date: circa 1925 polycythemia of unknown cause that is characterized by increase in total blood volume and accompanied by ...
polycythemic
adjective see polycythemia
polydactyl
adjective Etymology: Greek polydaktylos, from poly- + daktylos digit Date: 1876 having or causing polydactyly
polydactyly
noun Date: 1886 the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes
polydipsia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from poly- + Greek dipsa thirst Date: 1660 excessive or abnormal thirst • polydipsic adjective
polydipsic
adjective see polydipsia
polydisperse
adjective Etymology: poly- + Latin dispersus dispersed, from past participle of dispergere to disperse Date: 1915 of, relating to, or characterized by or as particles of ...
polydispersity
noun see polydisperse
Polydorus
biographical name 1st century B.C. Rhodian sculptor
polyelectrolyte
noun Date: 1947 a substance of high molecular weight (as a protein) that is an electrolyte
polyembryonic
adjective see polyembryony
polyembryony
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary poly- + embryon- + 2-y Date: 1849 1. the condition of having several embryos 2. the production of two or more embryos ...
polyene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1928 an organic compound containing many double bonds; especially one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic ...
polyenic
adjective see polyene
polyester
I. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1929 any of a group of polymers that consist basically of repeated units of an ester and are used especially in ...
polyesterification
noun see polyester I
polyestrous
adjective Date: 1900 having more than one period of estrus in a year
polyethylene
noun Date: 1862 a polymer of ethylene; especially any of various partially crystalline lightweight thermoplastics (CH2CH2)x that are resistant to chemicals and moisture, have ...
polyethylene glycol
noun Date: 1886 any of a series of polymers H(OCH2CH2)nOH where n is greater than three that vary from viscous liquids to waxy solids and are used especially as lubricants ...
polygala
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, milkwort, from Greek polygalon, from poly- + gala milk — more at galaxy Date: 1578 milkwort
polygamic
adjective Date: 1819 polygamous
polygamist
noun see polygamy
polygamize
intransitive verb see polygamy
polygamous
adjective Etymology: Greek polygamos, from poly- + -gamos -gamous Date: 1613 1. a. relating to or practicing polygamy b. having more than one mate at one time 2. ...
polygamy
noun Date: circa 1591 1. marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time — compare polyandry, polygyny 2. the state of being ...
polygene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1941 any of a group of nonallelic genes that collectively control the inheritance of a quantitative character or ...
polygenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1882 development from more than one source
polygenetic
adjective Date: 1861 1. polyphyletic 2. having many distinct sources
polygenic
adjective see polygene
polyglot
I. noun Etymology: 2polyglot Date: circa 1645 1. one who is polyglot 2. capitalized a book containing versions of the same text in several languages; especially the ...
polyglotism
or polyglottism noun Date: 1882 the use of many languages ; the ability to speak many languages
polyglottism
noun see polyglotism
Polygnotus
biographical name circa 500-circa 440 B.C. Greek painter
polygon
noun Etymology: Late Latin polygonum, from Greek polygōnon, from neuter of polygōnos polygonal, from poly- + gōnia angle — more at -gon Date: 1571 1. a closed plane ...
polygonal
adjective see polygon
polygonally
adverb see polygon
polygonum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek polygonon knotgrass, from poly- + gony knee — more at knee Date: circa 1706 any of a genus (Polygonum) of herbs of the buckwheat ...
polygraph
noun Date: 1871 an instrument for recording variations of several different pulsations (as of physiological variables) simultaneously — compare lie detector • polygraphic ...
polygrapher
noun Date: circa 1934 one who operates a polygraph
polygraphic
adjective see polygraph
polygraphist
noun Date: 1954 polygrapher
polygynous
adjective Date: 1874 relating to or practicing polygyny
polygyny
noun Date: 1780 the state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at a time — compare polyandry, polygamy
polyhedral
adjective see polyhedron
polyhedral angle
noun Date: circa 1864 a portion of space partly enclosed by three or more planes whose intersections meet in a vertex
polyhedron
noun (plural -drons or polyhedra) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1570 a solid formed by plane faces • polyhedral adjective
polyhedrosis
noun (plural polyhedroses) Etymology: New Latin, from polyhedron Date: 1947 any of numerous diseases that affect specific insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, that are ...
polyhistor
noun Etymology: Greek polyistōr very learned, from poly- + istōr, histōr learned — more at history Date: 1588 polymath • polyhistoric adjective
polyhistoric
adjective see polyhistor
polyhydroxy
adjective Date: circa 1929 containing more than one hydroxyl group in the molecule
Polyhymnia
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Polyymnia Date: 1573 the Greek Muse of sacred song
polyisoprene
noun Date: 1935 a polymer of isoprene occurring naturally in rubber and gutta-percha and also produced synthetically
polyketide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary poly- + ket- + -ide Date: 1927 any of a large class of diverse compounds that are characterized by more than two carbonyl ...
polylysine
noun Date: 1947 a protein whose polypeptide chain consists entirely of lysine residues
polymath
noun Etymology: Greek polymathēs very learned, from poly- + manthanein to learn — more at mathematical Date: 1621 a person of encyclopedic learning • polymath or ...
polymathic
adjective see polymath
polymathy
noun see polymath
polymer
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from polymeric, from Greek polymerēs having many parts, from poly- + meros part — more at merit Date: ...
polymerase
noun Date: 1958 any of several enzymes that catalyze the formation of DNA or RNA from precursor substances in the presence of preexisting DNA or RNA acting as a template — ...
polymerase chain reaction
noun Date: 1987 an in vitro technique for rapidly synthesizing large quantities of a given DNA segment that involves separating the DNA into its two complementary strands, ...
polymeric
adjective see polymer
polymerisation
chiefly British variant of polymerization
polymerise
chiefly British variant of polymerize
polymerism
noun see polymer
polymerization
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1872 1. a chemical reaction in which two or more molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating ...
polymerize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1865 transitive verb to subject to polymerization intransitive verb to undergo polymerization
polymethyl methacrylate
noun Date: 1936 a thermoplastic resin of polymerized methyl methacrylate which is characterized by its optical clarity
polymorph
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 1. a polymorphic organism; also one of the several forms of such an organism 2. any of the crystalline ...
polymorphic
adjective see polymorphism
polymorphically
adverb see polymorphism
polymorphism
noun Date: 1839 the quality or state of existing in or assuming different forms: as a. (1) existence of a species in several forms independent of the variations of sex ...
polymorphonuclear
adjective Date: 1897 of a white blood cell having the nucleus complexly lobed • polymorphonuclear noun
polymorphous
adjective Etymology: Greek polymorphos, from poly- + -morphos -morphous Date: 1785 having, assuming, or occurring in various forms, characters, or styles ; polymorphic ...
polymorphous perverse
adjective Date: 1909 relating to or exhibiting infantile sexual tendencies in which the genitals are not yet identified as the sole or principal sexual organs nor coitus as ...
polymorphously
adverb see polymorphous
polymyositis
noun Date: 1878 inflammation of several muscles at once; specifically an inflammatory muscle disease of unknown cause that affects skeletal muscles chiefly closest to the ...
polymyxin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin polymyxa, from poly- + Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus Date: 1947 any of several toxic antibiotics ...
Polynesia
geographical name the islands of the central & S Pacific including Hawaii, the Line, Phoenix, Tonga, Cook, & Samoa islands, Tuvalu, Easter Island, French Polynesia, & often ...
Polynesian
noun Date: 1807 1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia 2. a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Polynesia • Polynesian adjective
polyneuritis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1886 neuritis of several peripheral nerves at the same time
Polynices
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Polyneikēs Date: 15th century a son of Oedipus for whom the Seven against Thebes mount their expedition
polynomial
I. noun Etymology: poly- + -nomial (as in binomial) Date: 1674 a mathematical expression of one or more algebraic terms each of which consists of a constant multiplied by one ...
polynuclear
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1908 chemically polycyclic especially with respect to the benzene ring — used chiefly of aromatic ...
polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon
noun Date: 1962 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
polynucleotide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1911 a polymeric chain of nucleotides
polynya
noun (plural polynyas; also polynyi) Etymology: Russian polyn'ya Date: 1853 an area of open water in sea ice
polyolefin
noun Date: 1930 a polymer of an alkene (as polyethylene)
polyoma
noun see polyomavirus
polyomavirus
noun Etymology: New Latin polyoma, from poly- + -oma Date: 1958 any of a family (Polyomaviridae) of double-stranded DNA viruses that produce tumors in specific mammals — ...
polyonymous
adjective Etymology: Greek polyōnymos, from poly- + onoma, onyma name — more at name Date: 1678 having or known by various names
polyp
noun Etymology: French polype octopus, nasal polyp, from Old French polipe, from Latin polypus, from Greek polypous, from poly- + pous foot — more at foot Date: 1742 1. a ...
polypeptide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 a molecular chain of amino acids • polypeptidic adjective
polypeptidic
adjective see polypeptide
polypetalous
adjective Etymology: New Latin polypetalus, from poly- + petalum petal Date: circa 1704 having or consisting of separate petals
polyphagia
noun Etymology: Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos Date: circa 1693 excessive appetite or eating
polyphagous
adjective Etymology: Greek polyphagos eating too much, from poly- + -phagos -phagous Date: 1815 feeding on or utilizing many kinds of food • polyphagy noun
polyphagy
noun see polyphagous
polyphase
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 having or producing two or more phases
polyphasic
adjective Date: 1922 consisting of two or more phases
Polyphemus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Polyphēmos Date: 14th century a Cyclops whom Odysseus blinds in order to escape from his cave
polyphenol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 a polyhydroxy phenol; especially an antioxidant phytochemical • polyphenolic adjective
polyphenolic
adjective see polyphenol
polyphiloprogenitive
adjective Date: 1919 extremely prolific ; philoprogenitive
polyphone
noun Date: 1872 a symbol or sequence of symbols having more than one phonemic value (as a in English)
polyphonic
or polyphonous adjective Date: 1782 1. of, relating to, or marked by polyphony 2. being a polyphone • polyphonically or polyphonously adverb
polyphonic prose
noun Date: 1916 a freely rhythmical prose employing characteristic devices of verse (as alliteration and assonance)
polyphonically
adverb see polyphonic
polyphonous
adjective see polyphonic
polyphonously
adverb see polyphonic
polyphony
noun Etymology: Greek polyphōnia variety of tones, from polyphōnos having many tones or voices, from poly- + phōnē voice — more at ban Date: circa 1864 a style of ...
polyphyletic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek polyphylos of many tribes, from poly- + phylē tribe — more at phyl- Date: 1875 of, relating to, or ...
polyphyletically
adverb see polyphyletic
polypide
noun Etymology: polyp + Greek -idēs, patronymic suffix Date: 1850 one of the individual zooids of a bryozoan colony
polyploid
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1920 having or being a chromosome number that is a multiple greater than two of the monoploid number • ...
polyploidy
noun see polyploid
polypnea
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1889 rapid or panting respiration
polypody
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English polypodie, from Latin polypodium, from Greek polypodion, from poly- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: 14th century any of ...
polypoid
adjective see polyp
polypropylene
noun Date: 1935 any of various thermoplastic plastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene
polyptych
noun Etymology: Greek polyptychos having many folds, from poly- + ptychē fold, from ptyssein to fold Date: 1859 an arrangement of four or more panels (as of a painting) ...
polyrhythm
noun Date: 1929 the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in music • polyrhythmic adjective • polyrhythmically adverb
polyrhythmic
adjective see polyrhythm

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