One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having or involving several or many parts or divisions.
- ‘In Brassica, pollen specificity is encoded at the multipartite S-locus, a complex region comprising many expressed genes.’
- ‘Studies of plant mitochondrial genome inheritance are further complicated by the complex, multipartite organization of this genome.’
- ‘As far as we are aware, this unusual structural organization is unique among higher metazoans, although interesting comparisons can be made with the multipartite mitochondrial genome organizations of plants and fungi.’
- ‘The British people are entitled to accurate information about, and multipartite discussion of, the society in which they live, and more than ever this is provided via broadcasting rather than by other media.’
- ‘Yet, being multipartite, they call to mind the predella panels of early Renaissance altarpieces.’
- ‘More recently, evidence has accumulated to suggest that an intriguing consequence of a multipartite genome configuration is the somatic modulation of mitochondrial genotype.’
- ‘The mitochondrial genome of this animal is multipartite and exists as a population of small circular DNAs of different sizes and gene contents, a unique organization among studied metazoans.’
- ‘These mechanisms fail, however, to explain the presence of multipartite DNA control elements frequently found in several regulatory regions.’
- ‘The multipartite version of the White Lotus Society still circulated in the seventeenth century and would probably have been known to both Chen and Tao.’
- ‘In more recent works that use juxtaposed panels to create a fiat, multipartite surface, any narrative possibility has been superseded by a more complex play of continuity and jump cuts.’
- 1.1Biology (of a virus) existing as two or more separate but incomplete particles.
- 1.2another term for multiparty
- ‘From 2010, he has served as inaugural Chair of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a multipartite partnership of governments, development agencies and the research community.’
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