Definition of multifocal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌməltiˈfōkəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌməltī-/


chiefly Medicine & Optics
Having more than one focus.
Example sentences
  • The lesion appeared multifocal, with foci extending into the cortex and upper pole.
  • This option entails wearing a bifocal or multifocal contact lens in one eye and a single-vision lens in the other eye.
  • Two and a half months later, a computed tomographic scan showed multifocal nodules with ill-defined margins in both lungs.

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Syllabification: mul·ti·fo·cal

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