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bipartite

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adjective bi·par·tite \(ˌ)bī-ˈpär-ˌtīt\

Definition of bipartite

  1. 1 a :  being in two parts b :  having a correspondent part for each of two parties c :  shared by two

  2. 2 :  divided into two parts almost to the base <a bipartite leaf>

bipartitely

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bipartition

play \ˌbī-(ˌ)pär-ˈti-shən\ noun


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Usually a technical word, bipartite is common in medicine and biology. A bipartite patella, for example, is a split kneecap; many people are born with them. Many creatures have a bipartite life cycle, living life in two very distinct forms. As one example, the velella begins life as a creature that travels with thousands of others in the form of a kind of sailboat, blown across the ocean's surface with the wind; only later does each velella turn into a tiny jellyfish.

Origin and Etymology of bipartite

Latin bipartitus, past participle of bipartire to divide in two, from bi- + partire to divide, from part-, pars part


First Known Use: 1574


Medical Dictionary

bipartite

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adjective bi·par·tite \(ˈ)bī-ˈpär-ˌtīt\

Medical Definition of bipartite

  1. :  divided into two parts




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