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polyptych

[pol-ip-tik] /ˈpɒl ɪp tɪk/
noun
1.
a work of art composed of several connected panels.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; special use of Late Latin polyptychum < Greek polýptychon a register, roll, noun use of neuter of polýptychos having many folds. See poly-, diptych, triptych
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  • The installation on exhibit is composed of thirty-two square panels of polyptych and encaustic on wood.
British Dictionary definitions for polyptych

polyptych

/ˈpɒlɪptɪk/
noun
1.
an altarpiece consisting of more than three panels, set with paintings or carvings, and usually hinged for folding Compare diptych, triptych
Word Origin
C19: via Late Latin from Greek poluptuchon something folded many times, from poly- + ptuchē a fold
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