- much, many, more than one: polychromatic
- more than usual, excessive: polyphagia
- in or of many kinds or parts: polymorph
- polymer of; polymerized: polyvinyl
Origin of poly-Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek poly- ; from polys, much, many ; from Indo-European an unverified form pelu, large amount ; from base an unverified form pel-, to pour, fill from source full
- More than one; many; much: polyatomic.
- More than usual; excessive; abnormal: polydipsia.
- Polymer; polymeric: polyethylene.
Origin of poly-Greek polu-, from polus, much, many; see pel&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (chiefly informal) polyamorous
Shortening of various words.
- A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the order Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean.
- The name, with various prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.
Latin polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium.
From Ancient Greek πολύς (polus, “many, much”)