from The Century Dictionary.

  • Acting, or endowed with the power of acting, in many ways.
  • In plant physiol., having more than one protoplasm unit, that is, nucleus with the dominated protoplasm (the energid of Sachs): opposed to monergic. The energid is taken as the plant unit instead of the cell, because several may be contained in one cell and because some are without cell walls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having multiple functions, or functioning in multiple ways


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