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MULTIAXIAL, mul-ti-ak'si-al, _adj._ having many axes or lines of growth.

MULTICAMERATE, mul-ti-kam'e-r[=a]t, _adj._ having many chambers or cells.

MULTICAPITATE, mul-ti-kap'i-t[=a]t, _adj._ having many heads.--Also MULTICIP'ITAL.

MULTICAPSULAR, mul-ti-kap's[=u]-lar, _adj._ having many capsules.

MULTICARINATE, mul-ti-kar'i-n[=a]t, _adj._ having many keel-like ridges, as the shells of certain molluscs.

MULTICAULINE, mul-ti-kaw'lin, _adj._ having many stems.

MULTICAVOUS, mul-tik'a-vus, _adj._ having many holes or cavities.

MULTICELLULAR, mul-ti-sel'[=u]-lar, _adj._ having many cells.

MULTICENTRAL, mul-ti-sen'tral, _adj._ having many centres, esp. of organic development.

MULTICHARGE, mul'ti-charj, _adj._ having, or capable of containing, several charges.

MULTICIPITAL, mul-ti-sip'i-tal, _adj._ having many heads, multicapitate.

MULTICOLOUR, mul'ti-kul-ur, _adj._ having many colours--also MUL'TICOLOURED.--_adj._ MULTICOL'OUROUS, of many colours, parti-coloured.

MULTICOSTATE, mul-ti-kos't[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) palmately nerved: (_zool._) having many ribs, ridges, or costae.

MULTICUSPID, mul-ti-kus'pid, _adj._ having more than two cusps--also MULTICUS'PID[=A]TE.--_n._ a multicuspid tooth.

MULTICYCLE, mul'ti-s[=i]-kl, _n._ a velocipede with more than three wheels, intended to carry several men.

MULTIDENTATE, mul-ti-den't[=a]t, _adj._ having many teeth or tooth-like processes.--_adj._ MULTIDENTIC'ULATE, having many denticulations or fine teeth.

MULTIDIGITATE, mul-ti-dij'i-t[=a]t, _adj._ having many fingers, toes, or digitate processes.

MULTIDIMENSIONAL, mul-ti-di-men'shun-al, _adj._ (_math._) of more than three dimensions.

MULTIFACED, mul'ti-f[=a]st, _adj._ having many faces.

MULTIFARIOUS, mul-ti-f[=a]'ri-us, _adj._ having great diversity: made up of many parts: manifold: (_bot._) in many rows or ranks.--_adv._ MULTIF[=A]'RIOUSLY.--_n._ MULTIF[=A]'RIOUSNESS, the state of being multifarious: multiplied variety: (_law_) the fault of improperly joining in one bill distinct and independent matters, and thereby confounding them.

[L. _multus_, many, _varius_, diverse.]

MULTIFID, mul'ti-fid, _adj._ having many fissions or divisions, cleft into many parts, lobes, or segments.--Also MULTIF'IDOUS.

MULTIFLAGELLATE, mul-ti-flaj'e-l[=a]t, _adj._ having many flagella, or whip-like appendages.

MULTIFLOROUS, mul-ti-fl[=o]'rus, _adj._ many-flowered.

MULTIFLUE, mul'ti-fl[=oo], _adj._ having many flues.

MULTIFOIL, mul'ti-foil, _adj._ having more than five foils or arcuate divisions.--_n._ multifoil ornament.

MULTIFOLD, mul'ti-f[=o]ld, _adj._ many times doubled.

MULTIFORM, mul'ti-form, _adj._ having many forms, polymorphic.--_n._ that which is multiform.--_n._ MULTIFORM'ITY.

MULTIGANGLIONATE, mul-ti-gang'gli-on-[=a]t, _adj._ having many ganglia.

MULTIGENERATE, mul-ti-jen'e-r[=a]t, _adj._ generated in many ways.

MULTIGENEROUS, mul-ti-jen'e-rus, _adj._ of many kinds.

MULTIGRANULATE, mul-ti-gran'[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ having or consisting of many grains.

MULTIGYRATE, mul-ti-j[=i]'r[=a]t, _adj._ having many convolutions.

MULTIJUGOUS, mul-ti-j[=oo]'gus, _adj._ (_bot._) consisting of many pairs of leaflets.--Also MULTIJU'GATE.

MULTILAMINATE, mul-ti-lam'i-n[=a]t, _adj._ having many layers or laminae.

MULTILATERAL, mul-ti-lat'[.e]r-al, _adj._ having many sides.

MULTILINEAL, mul-ti-lin'e-al, _adj._ having many lines.--Also MULTILIN'EAR.

MULTILOBATE, mul-ti-l[=o]'b[=a]t, _adj._ having, or consisting of, many lobes.--_adjs._ MUL'TILOBED, having many lobes; MULTILOB'ULAR, having many lobules.

MULTILOCULAR, mul-ti-lok'[=u]-lar, _adj._ having many cells, chambers, or compartments.--Also MULTILOC'ULATE.

MULTILOQUENCE, mul-til'o-kwens, _n._ verbosity.--_adj._ MULTIL'OQUENT--also MULTILOQ'UOUS.

MULTINODAL, mul-ti-n[=o]'dal, _adj._ having many nodes.--Also MULTIN[=O]'DATE, MULTIN[=O]'DOUS.

MULTINOMIAL, mul-ti-n[=o]'mi-al, _adj._ same as _Polynomial_.

MULTINOMINOUS, mul-ti-nom'i-nus, _adj._ having many names or terms.--Also MULTINOM'INAL.

MULTINUCLEATE, mul-ti-n[=u]'kl[=e]-[=a]t, _adj._ having many or several nuclei, as a cell--also MULTIN[=U]'CLEAR, MULTIN[=U]'CLEATED.--_adj._ MULTIN[=U]'CLEOLATE, having many or several nucleoli.

MULTIOVULATE, mul-ti-[=o]'v[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) containing, or bearing, many ovules.

MULTIPARA, mul-tip'a-ra, _n._ a woman who has had two or more children:--opp. to _Primipara_.

MULTIPAROUS, mul-tip'a-rus, _adj._ producing many at a birth.--_n._ MULTIPAR'ITY, plural birth.

MULTIPARTITE, mul-ti-par't[=i]t, _adj._ divided into many parts.

MULTIPED, mul'ti-ped, _n._ an insect having many feet. [L. _multus_, many, _pes_, _pedis_, foot.]

MULTIPINNATE, mul-ti-pin'[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) many times pinnate.

MULTIPLE, mul'ti-pl, _adj._ having many folds or parts: repeated many times.--_n._ a number or quantity which contains another an exact number of times.--_n._ MUL'TIPLEPOINDING (_Scots law_), a process by which a person who has funds claimed by more than one, in order not to have to pay more than once, brings them all into court that one of them may establish his right.--COMMON MULTIPLE, a number or quantity that can be divided by each of several others without a remainder; LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE, the smallest number that forms a common multiple. [L. _multiplex_--_multus_, many, _plic[=a]re_, to fold.]

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