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Medical Term:

poly-

 

Definition:

  1. Prefix denoting many; multiplicity.
  2. In chemistry, 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).

[G. polys, much, many]

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