multifocal

adjective
mul·ti·fo·cal | \ˌməl-ti-ˈfō-kəl \

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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multifocal

adjective
mul·ti·fo·cal | \ˌməl-ti-ˈfō-kəl \

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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