Polystomata Pol`y·stom"a·ta noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek poly`s many + ..., ..., mouth.] (Zoology) A division of trematode worms having more two suckers. Called also Polystomea and Polystoma .
Polystome Pol"y·stome adjective [ Greek ... many- mouthed; poly`s + sto`ma mouth.] (Zoology) Having many mouths.
Polystome Pol"y·stome noun (Zoology) An animal having many mouths; -- applied to Protozoa.
Polystyle Pol"y·style adjective [ Greek ... with many columns; poly`s many + ... column: confer French polystyle .] (Architecture) Having many columns; -- said of a building, especially of an interior part or court; as, a polystyle hall. -- noun A polystyle hall or edifice.
Polysulphide Pol`y·sul"phide noun [ Poly- + sulphide .] (Chemistry) A sulphide having more than one atom of sulphur in the molecule; -- contrasted with monosulphide .
Polysulphuret Pol`y·sul"phu·ret noun (Chemistry) A polysulphide. [ Obsoles.]
Polysyllabic, Polysyllabical Pol`y·syl·lab"ic, Pol`y·syl·lab"ic·al adjective [ Greek ...; poly`s many + ... syllable: confer French polysyllabique .] Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three syllables.
Polysyllabicism Pol`y·syl·lab"i·cism noun Polysyllabism.
Polysyllabicity Pol`y·syl`la·bic"i·ty noun Polysyllabism.
Polysyllabism Pol`y·syl"la·bism noun The quality or state of being polysyllabic.
Polysyllable Pol"y·syl`la·ble noun [ Poly- + syllable .] A word of many syllables, or consisting of more syllables than three; -- words of less than four syllables being called monosyllables , dissyllables , and trisyllables .
Polysyndetic Pol`y·syn·det"ic adjective Characterized by polysyndeton, or the multiplication of conjunctions. -- Pol`y*syn*det"ic*al*ly adverb
Polysyndeton Pol`y·syn"de·ton noun [ New Latin , from Greek poly`s many + ... bound together, from ... to bind together; ... with + ... to bind.] (Rhet.) A figure by which the conjunction is often repeated, as in the sentence, "We have ships and men and money and stores." Opposed to asyndeton .
Polysynthesis Pol`y·syn"the·sis noun [ Poly- + synthesis .] 1. The act or process of combining many separate elements into a whole. 2. (Philol.) The formation of a word by the combination of several simple words, as in the aboriginal languages of America; agglutination. Latham.
Polysynthetic Pol`y·syn·thet"ic (-sĭn*thĕt"ĭk) adjective [ Poly- + synthetic .] Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative. Polysynthetic twinning (Min.) , repeated twinning, like that of the triclinic feldspar, producing fine parallel bands in alternately reversed positions.
Polysyntheticism Pol`y·syn·thet"i·cism (-ĭ*sĭz'm) noun Polysynthesis.
Polytechnic Pol`y·tech"nic (pŏl`ĭ*tĕk"nĭk) adjective [ Greek poly`technos ; poly`s many + te`chnh an art: confer French polytechnique .] Comprehending, or relating to, many arts and sciences; -- applied particularly to schools in which many branches of art and science are taught with especial reference to their practical application; also to exhibitions of machinery and industrial products.
Polytechnical Pol`y·tech"nic·al adjective Polytechnic.
Polytechnics Pol`y·tech"nics noun The science of the mechanic arts.
Polythalamia Pol`y·tha·la"mi·a noun plural [ New Latin See Polythalamous .] (Zoology) A division of Foraminifera including those having a manychambered shell.
Polythalamous Pol`y·thal"a·mous adjective [ Poly- + Greek ... a chamber.] (Zoology) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus .
Polytheism Pol"y·the·ism noun
+ Greek ... confer French polythéisme
.] The doctrine of, or belief in, a plurality of gods.
In the Old Testament, the gradual development of polytheism from the primitive monotheism may be learned. Shaff-Herzog.
Polytheist Pol"y·the·ist noun [ Confer French polythéiste .] One who believes in, or maintains the doctrine of, a plurality of gods.
Polytheistic, Polytheistical Pol`y·the·is"tic, Pol`y·the·is"tic·al adjective Of or pertaining to polytheism; characterized by polytheism; professing or advocating polytheism; as, polytheistic worship; a polytheistic author, or nation. -- Pol`y*the*is"tic*al*ly , adverb
Polytheize Pol"y·the·ize intransitive verb To adhere to, advocate, or inculcate, the doctrine of polytheism. Milman.
Polythelism Pol`y·the"lism noun [ Poly- + Greek qhlh` a nipple.] (Anat.) The condition of having more than two teats, or nipples.
Polytocous Po·lyt"o·cous adjective [ Greek ...; poly`s many + ... offspring.] 1. (Botany) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic. 2. (Zoology) Producing many or young.
Polytomous Po·lyt"o·mous adjective [ Poly- + Greek ... a cutting, from ... to cut.] (Botany) Subdivided into many distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; -- said of leaves. Henslow.
Polytomy Po·lyt"o·my noun (Logic) A division into many members. F. Bowen.
Polytungstate Pol`y·tung"state noun A salt of polytungstic acid.
Polytungstic Pol`y·tung"stic adjective (Chemistry) Containing several tungsten atoms or radicals; as, polytungstic acid. Polytungstic acid (Chemistry) , any one of several complex acids of tungsten containing more than one atom of tungsten.
Polytype Pol"y·type noun
+ - type
.] (Print.) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc. (see citation); as, a polytype in relief.
By pressing the wood cut into semifluid metal, an intaglio matrix is produced: and from this matrix, in a similar way, a polytype in relief is obtained. Hansard.
Polytype Pol"y·type adjective (Print.) Of or pertaining to polytypes; obtained by polytyping; as, a polytype plate.
Polytype Pol"y·type transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Polytyped ; present participle & verbal noun Polytyping .] (Print.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
Polytype Pol"y·type noun [ Poly- + - type : confer French polytype , adjective ] (Print.) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc. -- Pol"y*type , adjective
Polytype Pol"y·type transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle -typed ; present participle & verbal noun - typing .] (Print.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
Polyuria Pol`y·u"ri·a noun [ New Latin See Poly- , and Urine .] (Medicine) A persistently excessive flow of watery urine, with low specific gravity and without the presence of either albumin or sugar. It is generally accompanied with more or less thirst.
Polyvalent Po·lyv"a·lent adjective [ Poly- + Latin valens , present participle See Valent .] (Chemistry) Multivalent.
Polyve Pol"yve noun [ See Polive .] A pulley. [ Obsolete]
Polyzoa Pol`y·zo"a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek poly`s many + ... an animal.] (Zoology) Same as Bryozoa . See Illust. under Bryozoa , and Phylactolæmata .
Polyzoan Pol`y·zo"an noun (Zoology) (a) Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa. (b) A polyzoön.
Polyzoarium Pol`y·zo·a"ri·um noun
; plural Polyzoaria
. [ New Latin ] (Zoology) Same as Polyzoary .
Polyzoary Pol`y·zo"a·ry noun (Zoology) The compound organism of a polyzoan.
Polyzonal Pol`y·zon"al adjective [ Poly- + zonal .] Consisting of many zones or rings. Polyzonal lens (Opt.) , a lens made up of pieces arranged zones or rings, -- used in the lanterns of lighthouses.
Polyzoön Pol`y·zo"ön noun
; plural Polyzoa
. [ New Latin See Polyzoan
.] (Zoology) One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan.
Pom-pom Pom"-pom` noun [ Imitative.] A Vickers-Maxim one-pounder automatic machine cannon using metallic ammunition fed from a lopped belt attached to the gun; -- popularly so called from its peculiar drumming sound in action. Sometimes, any of other similar automatic cannons.
Pomace Pom"ace noun [ Latin ponum a fruit, Late Latin , an apple: confer Late Latin pomagium , pomacium .] The substance of apples, or of similar fruit, crushed by grinding.
Pomacentroid Po`ma·cen"troid adjective [ Greek ... a cover + ... a prickle + -oid .] (Zoology) Pertaining to the Pomacentridæ , a family of bright-colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; -- often called coral fishes .
Pomaceous Po·ma"ceous adjective [ Late Latin ponum an apple.] 1. (Botany) (a) Like an apple or pear; producing pomes. (b) Of or pertaining to a suborder ( Pomeæ ) of rosaceous plants, which includes the true thorn trees, the quinces, service berries, medlars, and loquats, as well as the apples, pears, crabs, etc. 2. Like pomace.
Pomade Po·made" noun [ French pommade pomatum, Old French pomade cider (cf. Spanish pomada , Italian pomata , Late Latin pomata a drink made of apples), from Latin pomum fruit, Late Latin , an apple. Confer Pomatum .] 1. Cider. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman. 2. Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.