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dichotomous

adjective di·chot·o·mous \dī-ˈkä-tə-məs also də-\

Definition of DICHOTOMOUS

1
:  dividing into two parts
2
:  relating to, involving, or proceeding from dichotomy
di·chot·o·mous·ly adverb
di·chot·o·mous·ness noun

Origin of DICHOTOMOUS

Late Latin dichotomos, from Greek, from dich- + temnein to cut — more at tome
First Known Use: 1752

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

dichotomous

adjective di·chot·o·mous \dī-ˈkät-ə-məs also də-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DICHOTOMOUS

:  dividing into two parts <dichotomous branching>
di·chot·o·mous·ly adverb

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