polytomous definition

  • adjective:
    • subdivided into numerous parts
    • Describing a variable that includes multiple (over two) groups
    • Subdivided into many distinct subordinate components, which, however, not jointed to the petiole, aren't true leaflets; -- said of leaves.
  • others:
    • In botany, subdivided into numerous distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not jointed toward petiole, aren't real leaflets: stated of leaves.
    • Dividing once or over and over repeatedly into sets of three or higher limbs: against dichotomous.

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