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multifid

[ muhl-tuh-fid ]

adjective

  1. cleft into many parts, divisions, or lobes.


multifid

/ ˈmʌltɪfɪd; mʌlˈtɪfɪdəs /

adjective

  1. having or divided into many lobes or similar segments

    a multifid leaf



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Derived Forms

  • ˈmultifidly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • multi·fid·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of multifid1

First recorded in 1745–55, multifid is from the Latin word multifidus divided into many parts. See multi-, -fid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of multifid1

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

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