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[pol-ee-ahr-kee] /ˈpɒl iˌɑr ki/

noun, plural polyarchies.
a form of government in which power is vested in three or more persons.
noun (pl) -chies
a political system in which power is dispersed


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    [pol-ee-ahr-tuh-rahy-tis] /ˌpɒl iˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the layers of an artery or of many arteries, usually caused by a severe hypersensitivity reaction, and characterized by nodules and hemorrhage along the involved vessels. polyarteritis pol·y·ar·te·ri·tis (pŏl’ē-är’tə-rī’tĭs) n. Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.

  • Polyarteritis nodosa

    polyarteritis nodosa polyarteritis no·do·sa (nō-dō’sə) n. Systemic inflammation and necrosis occurring in medium-sized or small arteries. Also called Kussmaul’s disease, periarteritis nodosa.

  • Polyarthric

    polyarthric pol·y·ar·thric (pŏl’ē-är’thrĭk) adj. Multiarticular.

  • Polyarthritis

    [pol-ee-ahr-thrahy-tis] /ˌpɒl i ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. occurring in more than one joint. polyarthritis pol·y·ar·thri·tis (pŏl’ē-är-thrī’tĭs) n. Simultaneous inflammation of several joints.

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