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dimidiate

transitive verb di·mid·i·ate \ də̇ˈmidēˌāt \

Definition of dimidiate

-ed/-ing/-s
1 archaic :to halve or reduce to the half
2 heraldry :to represent the half of :cut in two :halve

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Origin and Etymology of dimidiate

Latin dimidiatus, past participle of dimidiare, from di- (from dis- apart) + -midiare (from medius mid)


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dimidiate

adjective di·mid·i·ate \ -ēə̇t \

Definition of dimidiate

1 :divided into two equal parts :halved
2 biology :consisting of only one half of the normal :seeming to lack one half or to have one part smaller than the other
  • dimidiate elytra that cover only half the abdomen are common among certain families of beetles

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Origin and Etymology of dimidiate

Latin dimidiatus, past participle of dimidiare


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