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πολυ-σχι^δής , ές, (σχίζω)
A.split into many parts, ἁπλῷ τρόπῳ καὶ μὴ πολυσχιδέϊ by a single and not a splintered fracture, Hp.Fract.24; λώβῃσι πολυσχιδέεσσι λυθέντα, of a wreck, Opp.H.4.409.
2. much-cloven, opp. ἀσχιδής, of certain figs, Arist.Pr.930b33; of a deer's antlers, branching, Id.HA517a24, cf. PA663a10; of the lungs, Id.HA495b1; of leaves, Thphr.HP3.12.5; “καυλοίDsc.2.185; of a mountain range, Str.11.12.1; “ἀτραποίPlu.2.969b; of the Nile, Opp.C.2.85, cf. Lib.Or.61.18.
3. of the hand, cloven into fingers, Arist.PA687b7; of the foot, into toes, ib.690b6: hence τὰ π. animals that have toes, not hoofs, Id.HA497b20, 499b7, 502b34; esp. of birds, ib.504a6.
4. generally, much divided,γνῶμαιS.E.M.7.349; “ἔμφασιςIamb.VP29.161; “ψεῦδοςId.Protr.21κ́;complex, Ammon. in Cat.66.9. Adv. “-δῶςPh.1.31.
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    • Strabo, Geography, 11.12.1
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 24
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