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From multi- +‎ fid, from Latin findere (to cleave).


multifid (not comparable)

  1. Cleft into many parts or lobes.
    • Pseudodoxia Epidemica, by Sir Thomas Browne, 1646:
      For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated or have several divisions in their feet;
    • A Student's Text-book of Zoology, by Adam Sedgwick, et al., 1898:
      Helicidae: Land-snails...genital organs generally with a dart and multifid vesicles.
    • Phyllanthaceae:
      The style is usually 2-lobed or bifid ... or rarely multifid.

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