polythalamous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having many chambers.
    • Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of nautilus.
  • others:
    • In entomology, having several or numerous chambers: applied to the nests of bugs, and galls, once they contain numerous cells or compartments, each destined for or inhabited by a single larva.
    • In conchology, having many compartments; multilocular.

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