Di*mid"i*ate (?), a. [L. dimidiatus, p. p. of dimidiare to halve, fr. dimidius half. See Demi-.]

1.

Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form.

2. Biol. (a)

Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half; as, a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed.

(b)

Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side; as, dimidiate hermaphroditism.

 

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Di*mid"i*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dimidiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dimidiating.]

1.

To divide into two equal parts.

[Obs.]

Cockeram.

2. Her.

To represent the half of; to halve.

 

© Webster 1913.

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