[muhl-tee-fak-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, muhl-tahy-]
having or stemming from a number of different causes or influences: Some medical researchers regard cancer as a multifactorial disease.

1915–20; multi- + factor + -ial

multifactorially, adverb Unabridged
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multifactorial (ˌmʌltɪfækˈtɔːrɪəl)
1.  genetics of or designating inheritance that depends on more than one gene
2.  involving or including a number of elements or factors

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Word Origin & History

1920, from multi- + factorial (see factor).
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Example sentences
The pancreas is a multifactorial glandular body organ that plays a part in much more than insulin production.
The result of the disease process known as dental caries, getting cavities is a complex and multifactorial scenario.
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