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multipartite Syllabification: mul·ti·par·tite
Pronunciation: /ˌməltēˈpärtīt/

Definition of multipartite in English:


1Having several or many parts or divisions.
Example sentences
  • As far as we are aware, this unusual structural organization is unique among higher metazoans, although interesting comparisons can be made with the multipartite mitochondrial genome organizations of plants and fungi.
  • The mitochondrial genome of this animal is multipartite and exists as a population of small circular DNAs of different sizes and gene contents, a unique organization among studied metazoans.
  • More recently, evidence has accumulated to suggest that an intriguing consequence of a multipartite genome configuration is the somatic modulation of mitochondrial genotype.
1.1 Biology (Of a virus) existing as two or more separate but incomplete particles.
1.2 another term for multiparty.

Words that rhyme with multipartite

bipartite, partite, quadripartite, sexpartite, tripartite

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