parted

adjective part·ed \ ˈpär-təd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of parted

1 a : divided into parts
b : cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base usually used in combination
  • a 3-parted corolla
2 archaic : dead

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1534

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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