mul·​ti·​pha·​sic ˌməl-tē-ˈfā-zik How to pronounce multiphasic (audio)
: having more than one phase or component
… a total of 22 participants (8 patients and 14 control subjects) had a history of peptic ulcer disease before their initial multiphasic health checkup, although the sites of the ulcers were not ascertained.Julie Parsonnet et al.

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First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiphasic was in 1916

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“Multiphasic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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