[puh-lik-ruh-teez] /pəˈlɪk rəˌtiz/
died 522? b.c, Greek tyrant of Samos.
died ?522 bc, Greek tyrant of Samos, who was crucified by a Persian satrap
polycrotic pol·y·crot·ic (pŏl’ē-krŏt’ĭk) adj. Relating to or marked by polycrotism.
polycrotism po·lyc·ro·tism (pə-lĭk’rə-tĭz’əm) n. A condition in which the sphygmographic tracing shows several upward breaks in the descending wave.
/ˈpɒlɪˌkrɪstəl/ noun 1. an object composed of randomly oriented crystals, formed by rapid solidification
[pol-ee-kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een] /ˌpɒl iˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin/ adjective 1. (of a rock or metal) composed of aggregates of individual crystals. 2. having or consisting of crystals that are variously oriented.