- having two faces or fronts.
- Archaeology. having the opposite surfaces alike, as some tools.
Origin of bifacial
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- having two faces or surfaces
- botany (of leaves, etc) having upper and lower surfaces differing from each other
- archaeol (of flints) flaked by percussion from two sides along the chopping edge
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- Flaked in such a way as to produce a cutting edge that is sharp on both sides. Used of a stone tool.♦ Bifacial tools are known as a bifaces and include such early core tools as hand axes and cleavers as well as later flake tools such as blades and spear or arrow points. Compare unifacial.
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