polytomy

[ puh-lit-uh-mee ]
/ pəˈlɪt ə mi /

noun, plural po·lyt·o·mies.

the act or process of dividing into more than three parts.
the state or condition of being so divided.

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Origin of polytomy

First recorded in 1860–65; poly- + -tomy

OTHER WORDS FROM polytomy

po·lyt·o·mous, adjective
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