Definition of multifid in English:

multifid

Line breaks: multi|fid
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌltɪfɪd
 
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adjective

Botany & Zoology
  • Divided into several or many parts by deep clefts or notches.
    More example sentences
    • Typical of the family Polygalaceae, the anterior petal is keel-like, with a lobed multifid crest.
    • Several papillae are present along the posterior margin of the sheath, including a multifid papilla at the posterior apex.
    • Seeds ovoid or oblong, shiny, with apically a 2-fid to multifid caruncle.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin multifidus, from multus 'much, many' + -fid from fidus 'cleft, split'.

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