- 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
Word Origin for dimidiate
Related Words for dimidiatefork, bifurcate, intersect, separate, halve, cross, cleave, split, dichotomize, furcate, divaricate, dimidiate, hemisect
Examples from the Web for dimidiate
Historical Examples of 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