Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of nautilus.

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  • adjective zoology Having many chambers.

Etymologies

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poly- + Ancient Greek a chamber.

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