[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm/
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
[pol-ee-thee-is-tik] /ˌpɒl i θiˈɪs tɪk/
pertaining to, characterized by, or adhering to , the doctrine that there is more than one god or many gods:
Science thrived in the polytheistic culture of ancient Greece.
the worship of or belief in more than one god
1610s, from French polythéisme (16c.), formed from Greek polytheia “polytheism,” polytheos “of many gods,” from polys “many” (see poly-) + theos “god” (see Thea).
The belief in more than one god. The ancient Greeks, for example, were polytheists; their gods included Apollo, Athena, Dionysus, and Zeus. (Compare monotheism.)
polythelia pol·y·the·li·a (pŏl’ē-thē’lē-ə, -thēl’yə) n. The presence of supernumerary nipples on the breast or elsewhere. Also called hyperthelia.
[pol-uh-theen] /ˈpɒl əˌθin/ noun, Chemistry, British. 1. . /ˈpɒlɪˌθiːn/ noun 1. any one of various light thermoplastic materials made from ethylene with properties depending on the molecular weight of the polymer. The common forms are a waxy flexible plastic (low-density polythene) and a tougher rigid more crystalline form (high-density polythene). Polythene is used for packaging, […]
[pol-ee-thahy-uh-zahyd] /ˌpɒl iˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a substance, C 1 1 H 1 3 ClF 3 N 3 O 4 S 3 , used as a diuretic in the management of edema and hypertension.
polytomography pol·y·to·mog·ra·phy (pŏl’ē-tō-mŏg’rə-fē) n. Tomography of several sectional planes of the body using a machine specifically designed to effect complex motion.