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

Word Origin

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