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


(ˈmʌltɪfɪd) or


having or divided into many lobes or similar segments: a multifid leaf.
[C18: from Latin multifidus, from multus many + findere to split]
ˈmultifidly adv
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The presence of multifid styles is a synapomorphy for the core Croton clade (with some reversals), with all of the members of the Moacroton clade and the South American grade (SAG) having either bifid or simple styles (Fig.
fossoris, with a multifid nasal cirrus, a broad dorsal membranous subopercular flap and a black spot on tips of first dorsal-fin spines lives in the Gulf of California and is a sister-species of O.