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moiety

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noun moi·e·ty \ˈmȯi-ə-tē\

Definition of moiety

plural moi·e·ties

  1. 1 a :  one of two equal parts :  half b :  one of two approximately equal parts

  2. 2 :  one of the portions into which something is divided :  component, part <an ether molecule with a benzene moiety>

  3. 3 :  one of two basic complementary tribal subdivisions



Examples of moiety

  1. <the lot was split into two equal moieties>



Origin of moiety

Middle English moite, from Anglo-French meité, moité, from Late Latin medietat-, medietas, from Latin medius middle — more at mid


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

moiety

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noun moi·ety \ˈmȯi-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of moiety

plural moi·eties

  1. :  one of the portions into which something is divided <the hemoglobin molecule contains four heme moieties—Lionel Whitby>





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