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dimidiate

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

Definition of dimidiate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 archaic :  to halve or reduce to the half

  2. 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) — more at dis-, mid


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dimidiate

adjective di·mid·i·ate \-ēə̇t\

Definition of dimidiate

  1. 1 :  divided into two equal parts :  halved

  2. 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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