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dimidiate

adjective (dɪˈmɪdɪɪt)
  1. divided in halves
  2. biology rare having one of two sides or parts less developed than the otherdimidiate antlers
verb (dɪˈmɪdɪˌeɪt)
  1. (tr) heraldry to halve (two bearings) so that they can be represented on the same shield
Derived Formsdimidiation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin dīmidiāre to halve, from dīmidius half, from dis- apart + medius middle
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