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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polythalamous (Zoöl) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polythalamous In entomology, having several or many chambers: applied to the nests of insects, and to galls, when they contain many cells or compartments, each destined for or inhabited by a single larva.
    • polythalamous In conchology, having many compartments; multilocular.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Polythalamous pol-i-thal′a-mus having many cells or chambers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Poly-, + Gr. a chamber


In literature:

Polythalamous Galls, often very large at the roots or on the trunk near the ground.
"Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk" by Thomas Browne