adjective Government.
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.

1825–35; bi-1 + Latin camer(a) chamber + -al1

bicameralism, noun
bicameralist, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
bicameral (baɪˈkæmərəl)
(of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
[C19: from bi-1 + Latin camerachamber]

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Word Origin & History

"having two chambers," 1832, from bi- "two" + L.L. camera "chamber" (see camera) + -al (1).
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
Evidently, achieving bicameral harmony can be as hard as finding the right
  bipartisan balance.
Instead, the race will be decided by a secret vote of the bicameral Parliament.
Respectable bicameral democracies around the world confine direct election to
  one chamber only.
One of the ideas floated recently is to have a bicameral legislature, a
  legislature with two houses, or chambers.
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