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bicameral

[bahy-kam-er-uh l] /baɪˈkæm ər əl/
adjective, Government
1.
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; bi-1 + Latin camer(a) chamber + -al1
Related forms
bicameralism, noun
bicameralist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bi cameral

bicameral

/baɪˈkæmərəl/
adjective
1.
(of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
Derived Forms
bicameralism, noun
bicameralist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from bi-1 + Latin camerachamber
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Word Origin and History for bi cameral

bicameral

adj.

"having two chambers," 1832, from bi- "two" (see bi-) + Late Latin camera "chamber" (see camera) + -al (1).

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bi cameral in Medicine

bicameral bi·cam·er·al (bī-kām'ər-əl)
adj.
Composed of or having two chambers, especially an abscess divided by a septum.

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