dimidiate


adjective (dɪˈmɪdɪɪt)

divided in halves
biology rare having one of two sides or parts less developed than the otherdimidiate antlers

verb (dɪˈmɪdɪˌeɪt)

(tr) heraldry to halve (two bearings) so that they can be represented on the same shield

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Derived forms of dimidiate

dimidiation, noun

Word Origin for dimidiate

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