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multiform

[muhl-tuh-fawrm] /ˈmʌl təˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
having many different shapes, forms, or kinds.
Origin of multiform
1595-1605
From the Latin word multiformis, dating back to 1595-1605. See multi-, -form
Related forms
multiformity
[muhl-tuh-fawr-mi-tee] /ˌmʌl təˈfɔr mɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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multiform

/ˈmʌltɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
having many forms or kinds
Derived Forms
multiformity (ˌmʌltɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for multiformity
n.

1580s, from Late Latin multiformitas, from multiformis; see multi- + form (n.).

multiform

adj.

also multi-form, c.1600, from French multiforme or Latin multiformis "many-shaped, manifold," from multus "much, many" (see multi-) + forma "shape" (see form (n.)).

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multiformity in Medicine

multiform mul·ti·form (mŭl'tə-fôrm')
adj.
Occurring in or having many forms or shapes; polymorphic.


mul'ti·for'mi·ty (-fôr'mĭ-tē) n.
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