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multidrug resistance the reduction in effectiveness of more than one drug in curing an infectious disease or cancer. Drug resistance typically develops when pathogenic cells or cancerous cells evolve the ability to tolerate drugs used to kill them.
multidrugresistant of or relating to a disease-causing agent, such as a pathogen or cancer, that has evolved the ability to tolerate more than one drug, or to a disease caused by such an agent.
multielectrode combined form of electrode.
multielement combined form of element.
multiemployer combined form of employer.
multiengine combined form of engine.
multiethnic of, related to, or composed of several distinct ethnic groups.
multifaceted having several facets or faces, as a cut stone. [2 definitions]
multifactorial of, relating to, or involving a biological condition or disease that is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
multifamily of, pertaining to, or designed for use by more than one household.
multifarious of or having a great variety of parts, forms, or kinds; many and varied.
multifilament combined form of filament.
multiflash combined form of flash.
multiflora rose a variety of rose shrub bearing thick clusters of small flowers and used for hedges.
multifocal combined form of focal.
multiform having or occurring in more than one form or kind.
multifrequency combined form of frequency.
multifunction combined form of function.
multifunctional combined form of functional.
multigrade combined form of grade.
multigrain combined form of grain.