[ bahy-kam-er-uh l ]
/ baɪˈkæm ər əl /
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.
Related formsbi·cam·er·al·ism, nounbi·cam·er·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bicameralism
/ (baɪˈkæmərəl) /
(of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
Derived Formsbicameralism, nounbicameralist, noun
Word Origin for bicameral
C19: from bi- 1 + Latin camera chamber
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Word Origin and History for bicameralism
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Medicine definitions for bicameralism
[ bī-kăm′ər-əl ]
Composed of or having two chambers, especially an abscess divided by a septum.
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