multi-, mult-

(Latin: much, many; combining form of Latin multus "much, many"; which is related to the Greek mala, "very, very much, exceedingly")

Relating to or including several different ethnic groups.
multifaceted (adjective), more multifaceted, most multifaceted
1. A reference to a person with many different talents, qualities, or features: Sharon was a multifaceted individual because she knew how to bargain both with Wall Street brokers and vendors from small businesses.
2. Relating to a gem having many cut facets: Karen's diamond ring had a multifaceted surface.
3. Concerning a matter with many different aspects or sides: The topic at hand was quite multifaceted with many complicated factors and issues to consider and caused the members of the team days of discussions.
A reference to possessing many talents.
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In medicine, referring to multiple factors in heredity or disease: for example, traits and condition that are caused by more than one gene occurring together are multifactorial, and diseases that are caused by more than one interacting factor.

Heredity and diet in diabetes are multifactorial.

Involving several different factors or elements.
multifactorial inheritance
A hereditary pattern seen when more than one genetic factor is involved in the causation of a condition.

Many common traits and many common diseases are inherited in a multifactorial manner.

multifarious (adjective), more multifarious, most multifarious
Referring to many parts, things, or people of multitudes of different kinds; having several aspects: Some multifarious leaves are arranged in numerous vertical rows.
Having many lobe-shaped segments.
Having many flowers.
Having many rivers flowing into it.
In architecture, a flat shape, opening, or decorative design with many lobes or scallops at the edges.
With many leaves.
With many leaflets.
1. Occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances.
2. Existing in many forms or kinds.
multifunction, multifunctional
Having or fulfilling many functions.
Including or affecting several generations.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; hyper-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.