- divided in halves
- biology rare having one of two sides or parts less developed than the otherdimidiate antlers
- (tr) heraldry to halve (two bearings) so that they can be represented on the same shield
C17: from Latin dīmidiāre to halve, from dīmidius half, from dis- apart + medius middle
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Examples from the Web for dimidiate
The calyptra (fig. 24) is half-cleft (dimidiate) and very hairy.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
Dimidiate, halved; as where a leaf or leaflet has only one side developed.The Elements of Botany
The stem is wanting, and the cap is shelving, dimidiate, reniform or suborbicular.
Dimidiate, halved, said of a sessile pileus semi-circular in form and attached by the plane edge directly to the wood.
Dimidiate -us: halved; extending half way around; applied to elytra when they cover only half the abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith