(Pol`y*syn*thet"i*cism) n. Polysynthesis.
(Pol`y*tech"nic) a. [Gr. poly`technos; poly`s many + te`chnh an art: cf. F. 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.
(Pol`y*tech"nic*al) a. Polytechnic.
(Pol`y*tech"nics) n. The science of the mechanic arts.
(||Pol`y*tha*la"mi*a) n. pl. [NL. See Polythalamous.] (Zoöl.) A division of Foraminifera
including those having a manychambered shell.
(Pol`y*thal"a*mous) a. [Poly- + Gr. a chamber.] (Zoöl.) Many-chambered; applied to
shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.
(Pol"y*the*ism) n. [Poly- + Gr. cf. F. polythéisme.] The doctrine of, or belief in, a plurality
In the Old Testament, the gradual development of polytheism from the primitive monotheism may be
(Pol"y*the*ist), n. [Cf. F. polythéiste.] One who believes in, or maintains the doctrine of, a
plurality of gods.
(Pol`y*the*is"tic Pol`y*the*is"tic*al) a. 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,
(Pol"y*the*ize) v. i. To adhere to, advocate, or inculcate, the doctrine of polytheism. Milman.
(Pol`y*the"lism) n. [Poly- + Gr. qhlh` a nipple.] (Anat.) The condition of having more than
two teats, or nipples.
(Po*lyt"o*cous) a. [Gr. poly`s many + offspring.]
1. (Bot.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic.
2. (Zoöl.) Producing many or young.
(Po*lyt"o*mous) a. [Poly- + Gr. a cutting, fr. to cut.] (Bot.) Subdivided into many distinct
subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; said of leaves.
(Po*lyt"o*my) n. (Logic) A division into many members. F. Bowen.
(Pol`y*tung"state) n. A salt of polytungstic acid.
Polytungstic acid (Chem.), any one of several complex acids of tungsten containing more than one
atom of tungsten.
(Pol`y*tung"stic) a. (Chem.) Containing several tungsten atoms or radicals; as, polytungstic