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Meanings of Polyphonism:

noun

Multiplication of sounds or voices; an instance of this.

Meanings of Polyphony:

noun

The style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other.

Usage examples:

His love affair with 16th-century english polyphony

Meanings of Polyphylesis:

noun

= polyphyly .

Polyphyletic

ˌpɒlɪfʌɪˈlɛtɪk

Meanings of Polyphyletic:

adjective

(of a group of organisms) derived from more than one common evolutionary ancestor or ancestral group and therefore not suitable for placing in the same taxon.

Usage examples:

The aschelminthes may be a polyphyletic grade

Meanings of Polyphyllous:

adjective

Of a perianth, calyx, corolla, etc.: having or consisting of many separate members; not united. opposed to monophyllous, gamophyllous. compare polypetalous , polysepalous . now chiefly historical.

Meanings of Polyphylly:

noun

Originally: the condition of having a greater than normal number of members in a floral whorl. later: the condition of having numerous leaves.

Meanings of Polyphyly:

noun

The polyphyletic development of a species or other taxon.

Meanings of Polyphyodont:

adjective

Of a vertebrate: having teeth that are continually being lost and replaced.

Meanings of Polypi:

noun

Archaic or technical term for polyp.

Meanings of Polypian:

adjective

Of or relating to a polyp or polyps.

Meanings of Polypide:

noun

In a bryozoan: the part of a zooid that comprises the introvert, lophophore, and movable contents (digestive system, muscles, etc.).

Meanings of Polypides:

noun

In a bryozoan: the part of a zooid that comprises the introvert, lophophore, and movable contents (digestive system, muscles, etc.).

Meanings of Polypifer:

noun

Originally: †a polyparium (obsolete). later: a colonial organism formed of polyps; especially a reef-forming coral.

Meanings of Polypite:

noun

An individual organism of a colonial cnidarian; a polyp.

Meanings of Polyplacophoran:

adjective

Of or relating to the class polyplacophora of gastropod molluscs, which comprises the chitons.

noun

A mollusc of the class polyplacophora, a chiton.

Polyploid

ˈpɒlɪplɔɪd

Meanings of Polyploid:

adjective

Of or denoting cells or nuclei containing more than two homologous sets of chromosomes.

Usage examples:

These cells have a highly polyploid nucleus
noun

A polyploid organism, variety, or species.

Usage examples:

Many of our cultivated plants are polyploids

Meanings of Polypnea:

noun

Very rapid breathing; panting.

Meanings of Polypneic:

adjective

Of, relating to, or exhibiting polypnoea.

Meanings of Polypnoea:

noun

Very rapid breathing; panting.

Meanings of Polypnoeic:

adjective

Of, relating to, or exhibiting polypnoea.

Polypod

ˈpɒlɪpɒd

Meanings of Polypod:

adjective

Having many feet or similar appendages, especially denoting a phase of insect larval development characterized by a segmented abdomen with rudimentary or functional appendages.

Usage examples:

The general prevalence of this polypod condition

Meanings of Polypodiaceous:

adjective

Belonging to or characteristic of the family polypodiaceae of ferns, of which polypodium is the type genus, and which typically have a long creeping rhizome and round or oval sori lacking indusia.

Polypodies

ˈpɒlɪpəʊdi

Meanings of Polypodies:

noun

A widely distributed fern which has stout scaly creeping rhizomes and remains green during the winter, growing on trees, walls, and stones, especially in limestone areas.

Usage examples:

Others are maidenhair spleenwort, two kinds of polypody, and walking fern.

Meanings of Polypodium:

noun

Originally: a polypody (also "polypodium fern"). later also (in form polypodium): a large and cosmopolitan genus of ferns of the family polypodiaceae.

Polypody

ˈpɒlɪpəʊdi

Meanings of Polypody:

noun

A widely distributed fern which has stout scaly creeping rhizomes and remains green during the winter, growing on trees, walls, and stones, especially in limestone areas.

Usage examples:

Others are maidenhair spleenwort, two kinds of polypody, and walking fern.

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