[ did-uh-muhs ]
/ ˈdɪd ə məs /
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occurring in pairs; paired; twin.
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Origin of didymous
1785–95; <Greek dídymos twin, double, (akin to dís twice, double); see -ous
Words nearby didymous
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British Dictionary definitions for didymous
/ (ˈdɪdɪməs) /
biology in pairs or in two parts
Word Origin for didymous
C18: from Greek didumos twin, from duo two
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