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Meanings of Polytomous:

adjective

Divided into several (usually three or more) groups or subsets; (in later use) involving or relating to a categorical variable that can take any of three or more values. rare before 20th century.

Polytonal

ˌpɒlɪˈtəʊnl

Meanings of Polytonal:

adjective

(of a musical composition) using two or more keys simultaneously.

Usage examples:

Polytonal chord clashes

Meanings of Polytonality:

noun

The simultaneous use of two or more keys in a musical composition.

Usage examples:

This study has confirmed that indeed, he did develop numerous innovative techniques before his euro…

Meanings of Polytone:

noun

Originally: varied tone (opposed to monotone). in later use also: polytonality.

Meanings of Polytonic:

adjective

Using or having several musical tones; polytonal.

Meanings of Polytope:

noun

A figure generalizing the notion of a polygon in plane or a polyhedron in solid geometry to spaces of any number of dimensions.

Meanings of Polytopic:

adjective

Of or relating to the independent origin of a species in a number of different places.

Meanings of Polytopical:

adjective

Dealing with many subjects.

Meanings of Polytrichous:

adjective

Covered with hairs or hairlike appendages; specifically of or relating to a bacterium in which the flagella are clustered in bunches rather than spread over the whole cell surface.

Meanings of Polytrichum:

noun

A genus of mosses of the family polytrichaceae, whose members have calyptrae covered with fine hairs; (also polytrichum) a moss of this genus, especially polytrichum commune, the golden maidenhair or hair moss (also "polytrichum moss").

Meanings of Polytrochal:

adjective

Of a polychaete larva: having several ciliated rings round the body.

Meanings of Polytrochous:

adjective

= polytrochal .

Meanings of Polytrope:

noun

A polytropic body of gas.

adjective

= polytropic .

Meanings of Polytrophic:

adjective

Feeding on several kinds of food; obtaining nutrients in more than one way; specifically (of a parasitic organism) infesting many host species; (of a bee) visiting the flowers of many species.

Meanings of Polytropic:

adjective

Capable of taking various courses of action; adaptable, versatile.

Polytype

ˈpɒlɪtʌɪp

Meanings of Polytype:

noun

Any of a number of forms of a crystalline substance which differ only in one of the dimensions of the unit cell.

Usage examples:

There are four polytypes known.

Meanings of Polytyped:

adjective

Produced from a polytype.

Polytypes

ˈpɒlɪtʌɪp

Meanings of Polytypes:

noun

Any of a number of forms of a crystalline substance which differ only in one of the dimensions of the unit cell.

Usage examples:

There are four polytypes known.

Meanings of Polytypical:

adjective

Composed of or having several types; specifically = "polytypic", 3.

Meanings of Polytypy:

noun

The occurrence of several types within a group.

Meanings of Polyunsaturate:

noun

Polyunsaturated fats or fatty acids.

Usage examples:

Choose a low-fat spread high in polyunsaturates

Polyunsaturated

ˌpɒl.i.ʌnˈsætʃ.ər.eɪ.tɪd

Meanings of Polyunsaturated:

adjective

(of an organic compound, especially a fat or oil molecule) containing several double or triple bonds between carbon atoms.

Usage examples:

We consume three main types of fats in our daily diet - saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and po…

Meanings of Polyuresis:

noun

Polyuria.

Polyurethane

ˌpɒl.ɪˈjʊə.rə.θeɪn

Meanings of Polyurethane:

noun

A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by urethane groups, used chiefly as constituents of paints, varnishes, adhesives, and foams.

Usage examples:

Five coats of polyurethane
verb

Coat or protect with polyurethane.

Usage examples:

I stained and polyurethaned the rest of the wood

Meanings of Polyuria:

noun

Production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine.

Usage examples:

The most important renal effects are polydipsia and polyuria resulting from nephrogenic diabetes in…

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