multifocal

adjective
mul·​ti·​fo·​cal | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈfō-kəl How to pronounce multifocal (audio) \

Definition of multifocal

: having multiple foci: such as
a of a disease : arising from or present in more than one location or localized area of the body multifocal pneumonia with infiltrates throughout both lungs … Kaposi's sarcoma is "multifocal" with a storm of lesions springing up simultaneously in several spots, in contrast to cancer's single-cell origin.— Marilyn Chase
b : having two or more parts that correct vision at different focal distances : having more than one focal length multifocal eyeglasses — compare bifocal entry 1, trifocal entry 1

First Known Use of multifocal

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multifocal was in 1892

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“Multifocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multifocal. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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multifocal

adjective
mul·​ti·​fo·​cal | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈfō-kəl How to pronounce multifocal (audio) \

Medical Definition of multifocal

1 : having more than one focal length multifocal lenses
2 : arising from or occurring in more than one focus or location multifocal seizures

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