Multilocular hydatid cyst see alveolar hydatid cyst

multinucleate a. [L. multus, many; nucleus, kernel] Pertaining to cells with many nuclei; a coenocyte; polykaric.

multiordinal crochets (ARTHRO: Insecta) Crochets of larvae when they arise from a single row, but with many alternating lengths. see ordinal.

multiovulate a. [L. multus, many; dim. ovum, egg] With many ovules.

multiparasitism n. [L. multus, many; Gr. para, near; sitos, food] The coincident parasitism of an organism by two or more parasites of different species.

multiparous a. [L. multus, many; parere, to beget] Bearing many offspring.

multipartite a. [L. multus, many; partitis, divided] Divided into many parts.

multiple allele A series of three or more alternative forms of a gene at a single locus in a chromosome.

multiplicate a. [L. multus, many; plicare, to fold] Having many folds or plicae.

multipolar cell Cells with more than two nerves preceding from it.

multiporous septulum (BRYO: Gymnolaemata) A membrane or plate with many holes; a rosette-plate.

multiramous a. [L. multus, many; ramus, branch] Many branched.

multiramous plasmatocyte A plasmatocyte with three spindle ends.

multiramous vermiform cell A vermiform cell with three spindle ends.

multiserial a. [L. multus, many; series, a row] Having many series or rows.

multiserial bands (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, caterpillars with crochets absent from the mesial and lateral parts of the circle.

multiserial circle (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, caterpillar crochets arranged in three or more concentric circles.

multiserial crochets (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, crochets arranged in several rows.

multisetiferous a. [L. multus, many; seta, bristle; ferre, to bear] With many setae.

multispinose a. [L. multus, many; spina, spine] With many spines.

multispiral a. [L. multus, many; spira, a coil] With numerous whorls.

multistriate a. [L. multus, many; stria, furrow] With many striations; numerous thread-like lines, grooves or scratches.

multivalent a. [L. multus, many; valens, strong] Pertaining to several chromosomes being attached together.

multivalved a. [L. multus, many; valva, leaf of a folding door] (MOLL: Polyplacophora) Having more than two sections.

multivincular a. [L. multus, many; vinculum, to bind] (MOLL: Bivalvia) Having a ligament with many bonds of union.

multivoltine a. [L. multus, many; It. volta, time] Having two or more generations or broods in a year or season. see bivoltine.

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