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hemisect

[ hem-i-sekt, hem-i-sekt ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈsɛkt, ˈhɛm ɪˌsɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to cut into two equal parts; to bisect, especially along a medial longitudinal plane.
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Origin of hemisect

First recorded in 1875–80; hemi- + -sect

OTHER WORDS FROM hemisect

hem·i·sec·tion, noun
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