Definition of poly- in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpälē/


1Many; much: polyandry polychrome
1.1 Chemistry Denoting the presence of many atoms or groups of a particular kind in a molecule: polycarbonate


From Greek polus 'much', polloi 'many'.

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Syllabification: poly-

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