from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Having many clefts forming lobes: multifid leaves.

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  • 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.


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


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