cleft into many parts, divisions, or lobes.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for multifid


multifidous (mʌlˈtɪfɪdəs)


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

Word Origin for multifid

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




Divided into many clefts or segments.
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