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\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.
\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.

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