bipartite

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

Definition of bipartite

1 a :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

bipartitely

adverb

bipartition

play \ˌbī-(ˌ)pär-ˈti-shən\ noun

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.

Origin and Etymology of bipartite

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

bipartite Synonyms

Synonyms
binary, double, double-barreled, double-edged, dual, duplex, twin, twofold
Antonyms
single
Related Words
mated, paired
Near Antonyms
unpaired

Medical Dictionary

bipartite

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

medical Definition of bipartite

:divided into two parts


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