polyphasic
adjective Date: 1922 consisting of two or more phases

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  • polyphasic — poly·pha·sic fā zik adj 1) of, relating to, or having more than one phase <polyphasic evoked potentials> compare DIPHASIC (b), MONOPHASIC (1) 2) having several periods of activity interrupted by intervening periods of rest in each 24 hours… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyphasic — /pol ee fay zik/, adj. 1. having more than two phases. 2. habitually doing more than one thing at a time: a polyphasic personality. [1920 25; POLYPHASE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyphasic — |pälē, lə̇+ adjective Etymology: poly + phasic of an animal : having several periods of activity interrupted by intervening periods of rest in each 24 hours : polycyclic an infant is essentially polyphasic compare monophasic …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyphasic — adjective a) Having multiple coexisting phases b) Having multiple successive peaks of activity …   Wiktionary

  • polyphasic — poly·phasic …   English syllables

  • Polyphasic sleep — Polyphasic sleep, a term coined by early 20th century psychologist J.S. Szymanski,[1] refers to the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24 hour period usually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep… …   Wikipedia

  • polyphasic lethal — polyphasic lethal. См. многофазный летальный фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • polyphasic taxonomy — An approach in which taxonomic schemes are developed using a wide range of phenotypic and genotypic information …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • polyphasic taxonomy — a multidisciplinary method of classifying bacteria that uses a wide range of data, including genotypic, phenotypic, and ecologic, to create a consensus classification …   Medical dictionary

  • многофазный летальный фактор — polyphasic (pluriphasic) lethal многофазный летальный фактор. Летальный аллель (ген), проявляющийся на нескольких стадиях жизненного цикла. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва:… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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