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[pol-ee-ped] /ˈpɒl iˌpɛd/

a being or object having many legs:
Her favorite toy is a bug-shaped polyped.
having many legs:
a polyped table.


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    [pol-ee-pep-tahyd, -tid] /ˌpɒl iˈpɛp taɪd, -tɪd/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a chain of amino acids linked together by bonds and having a molecular weight of up to about 10,000. /ˌpɒlɪˈpɛptaɪd/ noun 1. any of a group of natural or synthetic polymers made up of amino acids chemically linked together; this class includes the proteins See also […]

  • Polypetalous

    [pol-ee-pet-l-uh s] /ˌpɒl iˈpɛt l əs/ adjective, Botany. 1. having a corolla of separate petals. /ˌpɒlɪˈpɛtələs/ adjective 1. (of flowers) having many distinct or separate petals Compare gamopetalous

  • Polyphagia

    [pol-ee-fey-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌpɒl iˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə/ noun 1. Pathology. excessive desire to eat. 2. Zoology. the habit of subsisting on many different kinds of food. /ˌpɒlɪˈfeɪdʒə/ noun 1. 2. the habit of certain animals, esp certain insects, of feeding on many different types of food n. 1690s, “eating to excess,” medical Latin, from Greek […]

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