Polyspast to Pomposo
(Pol"y*spast) n. [L. polyspaston, fr. Gr. fr. drawn by several cords; poly`s many + to draw: cf.
F. polyspaste.] (Surg.) A machine consisting of many pulleys; specifically, an apparatus formerly used
for reducing luxations.
(Pol`y*sper"mous) a. [Gr. poly`s many + seed.] (Bot.) Containing many seeds; as, a
polyspermous capsule or berry. Martyn.
(Pol"y*sper`my) n. (Biol.) Fullness of sperm, or seed; the passage of more than one spermatozoön
into the vitellus in the impregnation of the ovum.
(Pol`y*spor"ous) a. [Poly- + spore.] (Bot.) Containing many spores.
(||Pol`y*stom"a*ta) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. poly`s many + mouth.] (Zoöl.) A division of trematode
worms having more two suckers. Called also Polystomea and Polystoma.
(Pol"y*stome) a. [Gr. many- mouthed; poly`s + sto`ma mouth.] (Zoöl.) Having many mouths.
(Pol"y*stome), n. (Zoöl.) An animal having many mouths; applied to Protozoa.
(Pol"y*style) a. [Gr. with many columns; poly`s many + column: cf. F. polystyle.] (Arch.)
Having many columns; said of a building, especially of an interior part or court; as, a polystyle hall.
n. A polystyle hall or edifice.
(Pol`y*sul"phide) n. [Poly- + sulphide.] (Chem.) A sulphide having more than one atom
of sulphur in the molecule; contrasted with monosulphide.
(Pol`y*sul"phu*ret) n. (Chem.) A polysulphide. [Obsoles.]
(Pol`y*syl*lab"ic Pol`y*syl*lab"ic*al) a. [Gr. poly`s many + syllable: cf. F. polysyllabique.]
Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three
(Pol`y*syl*lab"i*cism) n. Polysyllabism.
(Pol`y*syl`la*bic"i*ty) n. Polysyllabism.
(Pol`y*syl"la*bism) n. The quality or state of being polysyllabic.
(Pol"y*syl`la*ble) n. [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
(Pol`y*syn*det"ic) a. Characterized by polysyndeton, or the multiplication of conjunctions.
(||Pol`y*syn"de*ton) n. [NL., from Gr. poly`s many + bound together, fr. 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.
(Pol`y*syn"the*sis) n. [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.
(Pol`y*syn*thet"ic) a. [Poly- + synthetic.] Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative.