[pol-ee-kuhl-cher] /ˈpɒl iˌkʌl tʃər/
the raising at the same time and place of more than one species of plant or animal.
a place where this is done.
[pol-ee-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] /ˌpɒl iˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. pertaining to an organic compound containing several atomic rings, usually fused. /ˌpɒlɪˈsaɪklɪk/ adjective 1. (of a molecule or compound) containing or having molecules that contain two or more closed rings of atoms 2. (biology) having two or more rings or whorls: polycyclic shells, a polycyclic […]
polycyesis pol·y·cy·e·sis (pŏl’ē-sī-ē’sĭs) n. Multiple pregnancy.
/ˌpɒlɪˈsɪstɪk/ adjective 1. (med) containing many cysts: a polycystic ovary polycystic pol·y·cys·tic (pŏl’ē-sĭs’tĭk) adj. Having or containing many cysts.
- Polycystic kidney
polycystic kidney n. An inherited progressive disease characterized by formation of multiple cysts of varying size scattered diffusely throughout both kidneys and resulting in destruction of the kidney parenchyma, hypertension, bloody urine, and uremia. Also called polycystic disease of kidneys.