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dimidiate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  To  represent  the  half  of  to  halve.