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  • adj. Having many chambers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of nautilus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, having several or many chambers: applied to the nests of insects, and to galls, when they contain many cells or compartments, each destined for or inhabited by a single larva.
  • In conchology, having many compartments; multilocular.

Etymologies

poly- + Ancient Greek a chamber. (Wiktionary)

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