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dimidiate

adjective (dɪˈmɪdɪɪt)
1.
divided in halves
2.
(biology, rare) having one of two sides or parts less developed than the other: dimidiate antlers
verb (dɪˈmɪdɪˌeɪt)
3.
(transitive) (heraldry) to halve (two bearings) so that they can be represented on the same shield
Derived Forms
dimidiation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dīmidiāre to halve, from dīmidius half, from dis- apart + medius middle
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