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Definition of DIMIDIATE

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Dimidiate \Di*mid"i*ate\, a. [L. dimidiatus, p. p. of dimidiare to halve, fr. dimidius half. See {Demi-}.]
     1. Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Biol.)
        (a) Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half; as, a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed. (b) Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side; as, dimidiate hermaphroditism. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dimidiate \Di*mid"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dimidiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dimidiating}.]
     1. To divide into two equal parts. [Obs.] --Cockeram. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Her.) To represent the half of; to halve.
        [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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