multifactorial

[ muhl-tee-fak-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl ti fækˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌmʌl taɪ- /

adjective

having or stemming from a number of different causes or influences: Some medical researchers regard cancer as a multifactorial disease.

Origin of multifactorial

First recorded in 1915–20; multi- + factor + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM multifactorial

mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for multifactorial

multifactorial
/ (ˌmʌltɪfækˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

genetics of or designating inheritance that depends on more than one gene
involving or including a number of elements or factors
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