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multifid

[muhl-tuh-fid]
adjective
  1. cleft into many parts, divisions, or lobes.
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Origin of multifid

First recorded in 1745–55, multifid is from the Latin word multifidus divided into many parts. See multi-, -fid
Related formsmul·ti·fid·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for multifid

multifid

multifidous (mʌlˈtɪfɪdəs)

adjective
  1. having or divided into many lobes or similar segmentsa multifid leaf
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Derived Formsmultifidly, adverb

Word Origin for multifid

C18: from Latin multifidus, from multus many + findere to split
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multifid in Medicine

multifid

(mŭltə-fĭd′)
adj.
  1. Divided into many clefts or segments.
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