multifidus muscle mul·tif·i·dus muscle (mŭl-tĭf’ĭ-dəs)
A muscle with origin from the sacrum, the sacroiliac ligament, the lumbar vertebrae, the thoracic vertebrae, and the last four cervical vertebrae, with insertion into the spinous processes of all the vertebrae up to and including the axis; with nerve supply from the dorsal branches of the spinal nerve; and whose action rotates the vertebral column.
[muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh] /ˌmʌl təˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə/ noun 1. any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by many single, relatively small flowers, as certain kinds of petunias or roses. n. 1829, from Latin multiflora (rosa), from fem. of multiflorus, from multi- (see multi-) + flor-, stem of flos (see florid).
[muhl-tuh-flawr-uh s, -flohr-] /ˌmʌl təˈflɔr əs, -ˈfloʊr-/ adjective, Botany. 1. bearing many flowers, as a peduncle.
- Multiflow computer
company A now-defunct computer company, best known for its work in Very Long Instruction Word processors. Address: New Haven, Conn. USA. (1995-03-01)
[muhl-tee-foh-kuh l, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈfoʊ kəl, ˌmʌl taɪ-/ adjective 1. having several focuses. 2. (of an eyeglass lens) having several focusing areas that correct for both nearsightedness and farsightedness. multifocal mul·ti·fo·cal (mŭl’tĭ-fō’kəl) adj. Relating to or arising from many foci.