bifolium

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noun bi·fo·li·um \(ˈ)bī-ˈfō-lē-əm\

Definition of bifolium

plural

bifolia

\(ˈ)bī-ˈfō-lē-ə\ play
  1. :  two sheets of paper, parchment, or similar material folded together to make four leaves … verses are written, not on two sheets of paper, but on the recto and verso of the first leaf of a bifolium. — Sara S. Hodson, Times Literary Supplement, 24 June 1988 Though incomplete, in its present state it occupies close to eleven hundred folios, so large that each bifolium was formed from a whole skin. — Penn R. Szittya, Speculum, April 1999

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First Known Use of bifolium

1938


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