[pol-ee-rahy-buh-sohm] /ˌpɒl iˈraɪ bəˌsoʊm/
(biochem) an assemblage of ribosomes associated with a messenger RNA molecule, involved in peptide synthesis Also called polysome
polyribosome pol·y·ri·bo·some (pŏl’ē-rī’bə-sōm’)
A cluster of ribosomes connected by a strand of mRNA and functioning as a unit in protein synthesis. Also called polysome.
[pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a carbohydrate, as starch, inulin, or cellulose, containing more than three monosaccharide units per molecule, the units being attached to each other in the manner of acetals, and therefore capable of hydrolysis by acids or enzymes to monosaccharides. /ˌpɒlɪˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/ noun 1. any one of a […]
noun 1. Informal. . [pol-ee sahy] /ˈpɒl i ˈsaɪ/ noun, Informal. 1. political science: to major in poli sci. political science
adjective having more than one meaning; having multiple meanings; also called polysemous Examples Set is a good example of a polysemic word.
[pol-ee-see-mee, puh-lis-uh-mee] /ˈpɒl iˌsi mi, pəˈlɪs ə mi/ noun 1. diversity of meanings. /ˌpɒlɪˈsiːmɪ; pəˈlɪsəmɪ/ noun 1. the existence of several meanings in a single word Compare monosemy adjective See polysemic adj. 1884, from Medieval Latin polysemus, from Greek polysemos “of many sides” (see polysemy). n. 1900, from French polysémie (1897), from Medieval Latin polysemus, […]