Definition of polynesic in US English:

polynesic

adjective

Medicine
rare, historical
  • Having a scattered distribution.

Origin

Late 19th century. From poly- + ancient Greek νῆσος island + -ic, after French polynésique. Compare slightly earlier insular sclerosis, multiple sclerosis.

Pronunciation

polynesic

/ˌpɒlɪˈniːzɪk/