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1. A combining form or prefix denoting many, multiplicity, as polygon, a figure of many angles; polyatomic, having many atoms; polychord, polyconic.

2. <chemistry> A prefix meaning polymer of, as in polypeptide, polysaccharide, polynucleotide; often used with symbols, as in poly(A) for poly(adenylic acid), poly(Lys) for poly(l-lysine).

Origin: G. Polys, much, many

(05 Feb 2009)

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