multispiral definition

  • adjective:
    • Having numerous closely-spaced spirals (usually of an operculum).
    • Having numerous spiral coils round a center or nucleus; -- stated regarding the opercula of particular shells.
  • others:
    • Having numerous turns or whorls: applied in conchology
    • to spiral univalve shells of many whorls, and
    • to opercula of several concentric bands.

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