bipartite

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

Definition of bipartite 

1a : being in two parts

b : having a correspondent part for each of two parties

c : shared by two

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

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bipartitely adverb
bipartition \ˌbī-(ˌ)pär-ˈti-shən \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for bipartite

Synonyms

binary, double, double-barreled, double-edged, dual, duplex, twin, twofold

Antonyms

single

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bipartite and Medicine

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.

First Known Use of bipartite

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bipartite

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

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The first known use of bipartite was in 1574

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bipartite

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

Medical Definition of bipartite 

: divided into two parts

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