American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or consisting of many small compartments or cavities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having many cells, chambers, or compartments: as, a multilocular pericarp; a multilocular spore; multilocular shells. See plurilocular.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having many or several cells or compartments.
“The tunica vaginalis, like the serous spermatic tube, may, in consequence of inflammatory fibrinous effusion, become sacculated-multilocular, in which case, if a hydrocele form, the position of the testis will vary accordingly.”
“One of these, of large size, and generally multilocular, separates it from the greater trochanter; a second, often wanting, is situated on the tuberosity of the ischium; a third is found between the tendon of the muscle and that of the Vastus lateralis.”
“Rein performed ovariotomy on a girl of six, suffering from a multilocular cyst of the left ovary.”
“Robson 2.262 reports a multilocular cyst of the ovary with extensive adhesions of the uterus, removed at the tenth week of pregnancy and ovariotomy performed without any interruption of the ordinary course of labor.”
“Delafield and Prudden report the only instance of multilocular echinococcus seen in this country.”
“A diagnosis was made of multilocular ovarian cyst or edematous myoma of the uterus, and on the morning of December 7, 1890, an operation was performed.”
“The cysts thus formed may be unilocular or multilocular, and intra-cystic papillary vegetations frequently grow from their walls.”
“But if the cavity is found to be subdivided in its interior by numerous bands and the cyst proves to be multilocular the partitions should be torn out with the fingers and the cavity then treated in the same manner as the unilocular sac.”
“On examination, we found a large multilocular cystic tumor, represented by Fig. 17, with very thick walls, extending from the left ovarian region obliquely upwards and to the right, so that it pressed more upon the short ribs on the right side than it did upon the left, but which filled the entire cavity of the abdomen.”
“In cases where the cyst is multilocular, and thus only a portion of the contents of the tumour is at first evaluated, the operator should, by partially withdrawing the trocar, without removing it entirely from the cyst, endeavour to pierce and evacuate the other cysts, still through the original opening in the first one.”
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