Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Cleft or separated into eight segments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cleft or separated into eight segments, as a calyx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, cleft or separated into eight segments, as a calyx.

Etymologies

octo- + root of Latin findere to split. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Before passing on to the subject of digestion, I may state that I endeavoured to discover, with no success, the functions of the minute octofid processes with which the leaves are studded.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • These octofid projections are no doubt homologous with the papillae on the leaves of Drosera rotundifolia.

    Insectivorous Plants

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