Etymology
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polygenous (adj.)

"composed of many kinds or sorts, of many kinds or families," 1797; see poly- "much, many" + genus.

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polysyllable (n.)

"a word of several syllables," 1560s; see poly- "many" + syllable. As a rule, a word of more than three syllables.

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polysystemic (adj.)

"composed of or characterized by many systems," by 1949; see poly- "many" + systemic.

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polygenetic (adj.)

"formed by several different causes or in several different ways," 1873, from poly- "many" + genetic.

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polycentric (adj.)

"having several centers or nuclear points," 1826, from poly- + -centric.

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polyethnic (adj.)

"inhabited by or containing many races or nationalities," 1885, in reference to Austria-Hungary, from poly- "many" + ethnic (adj.).

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polysymmetrical (adj.)

"divisible into exactly similar halves by more than one plane," by 1875; see poly- "many" + symmetrical. Related: Polysymmetry; polysymmetrically.

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polyamorous (adj.)

"desiring or having consensual intimate relations with more than one partner," by 1972, from poly- + amorous. Related: Polyamory.

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polyrhythmic (adj.)

"involving or using two or more rhythms, especially at the same time," 1883, from poly- + rhythmic.

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