Multifactorial



[muhl-tee-fak-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl ti fækˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌmʌl taɪ-/

adjective
1.
having or stemming from a number of different causes or influences:
Some medical researchers regard cancer as a multifactorial disease.
/ˌmʌltɪfækˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
(genetics) of or designating inheritance that depends on more than one gene
2.
involving or including a number of elements or factors
adj.

also multi-factorial, 1920, from multi- + factorial.

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