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


multifid (not comparable)

  1. Cleft into many parts or lobes.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A. Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], OCLC 152706203:
      For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated or have several divisions in their feet;
    • 1898, Adam Sedgwick et al., A Student's Text-book of Zoology
      Helicidae: Land-snails...genital organs generally with a dart and multifid vesicles.

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