from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having many clefts forming lobes: multifid leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Cleft into many parts or lobes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having many segments; cleft into several parts by linear sinuses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having many fissions or divisions; cleft into many parts, lobes, or segments, as certain leaves: chiefly a zoölogical and botanical term.
From multi- + -fid, from findere ("to cleave"). (Wiktionary)