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  • adj. Having multiple functions, or functioning in multiple ways

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.


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