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multivoltine

[muhl-ti-vohl-teen, -tn]
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adjective Entomology.
  1. producing several broods in one year, as certain silkworm moths; polyvoltine.
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Origin of multivoltine

1870–75; multi- + Italian volt(a) turn, time + -ine1
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  • Multivoltine, mul-ti-vol′tin, adj. having more than two annual broods—of silkworm moths and their larv.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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