decompound

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decompound

(dē-kŏm′pound′, dē′kəm-pound′)
adj.
1. Compounded or consisting of things or parts that are already compound.
2. Botany Having or consisting of divisions that are themselves one or more times compound: a decompound leaf.
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This success is not simply a success of decompounding in a diamond it creates, however; it is also a failure, as we see in Balthazar's inability to account for precisely what took place: