[pol-ee-tek-nik] /ˌpɒl iˈtɛk nɪk/
of, relating to, or offering instruction in a variety of industrial arts, applied sciences, or technical subjects:
a polytechnic institute.
a school or other institution in which instruction in technical subjects is given.
(Brit) a college offering advanced full- and part-time courses, esp vocational courses, in many fields at and below degree standard
of or relating to technical instruction and training
1805, “pertaining to instruction in many (technical) subjects,” from French École Polytechnique, engineering school founded 1794 (as École des Travaux publics) in Paris; from Greek polytekhnos “skilled in many arts,” from polys “many” (see poly-) + tekhne “art” (see techno-). As a noun (short for polytechnic institution) from 1836.
polytendinitis pol·y·ten·di·ni·tis (pŏl’ē-těn’də-nī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of several tendons at the same time.
/ˈpɒlɪˌtiːn/ adjective 1. denoting a type of giant-size chromosome consisting of many replicated genes in parallel, found esp in Drosophila larvae
[pol-ee-te-truh-floo r-oh-eth-uh-leen, -flawr-, -flohr-] /ˌpɒl iˌtɛ trəˌflʊər oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌflɔr-, -ˌfloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any polymer, plastic, or resin having the formula (C 2 F 4) n , prepared from , noted for its slippery, nonsticking properties, and used in the manufacture of gaskets, electrical insulation, tubing, candy molds, container linings, frying-pan coatings, etc. /ˌpɒlɪˌtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθɪˌliːn/ […]
[pol-ee-teen] /ˈpɒl iˌtin/ noun, Genetics. 1. a giant, cross-banded chromosome that results from multiple replication of its genetic material with the duplicated chromatin strands remaining closely associated.