multiform

[muhl-tuh-fawrm]
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Origin of multiform

From the Latin word multiformis, dating back to 1595–1605. See multi-, -form
Related formsmul·ti·for·mi·ty [muhl-tuh-fawr-mi-tee] /ˌmʌl təˈfɔr mɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multiformity

multiform

adjective
  1. having many forms or kinds
Derived Formsmultiformity (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

[mŭltə-fôrm′]
adj.
  1. Occurring in or having many forms or shapes; polymorphic.
Related formsmul′ti•formi•ty (-fôrmĭ-tē) n.
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