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 for Multiple conjugation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Multiple \Mul"ti*ple\, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple,
     and multiply.]
     Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of
     more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several,
     or many, parts.
     [1913 Webster]
     Law of multiple proportion (Chem.), the generalization that
        when the same elements unite in more than one proportion,
        forming two or more different compounds, the higher
        proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple
        multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are
        connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and
        oxygen unite in the proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4,
        in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are
        simple multiplies of 1. Called also the Law of Dalton or
        Dalton's Law, from its discoverer.
     Multiple algebra, a branch of advanced mathematics that
        treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more
        unlike units.
     Multiple conjugation (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells
        (as where an indefinite number of amoeboid cells flow
        together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper
        and even fertilization may have been evolved.
     Multiple fruits. (Bot.) See Collective fruit, under
     Multiple star (Astron.), several stars in close proximity,
        which appear to form a single system.
        [1913 Webster]

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