noun \ˈmi-ə-tē\
plural moi·e·ties

Definition of MOIETY

a :  one of two equal parts :  half
b :  one of two approximately equal parts
:  one of the portions into which something is divided :  component, part <an ether molecule with a benzene moiety>
:  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


noun \ˈmi-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural moi·eties

Medical Definition of MOIETY

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


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