- Biol. having only one half developed
- Bot. split on one side, as the calyptra of mosses
Origin of dimidiatefrom Classical Latin dimidiatus, past participle of dimidiare, to divide into halves from dimidium, a half from dis-, apart, from + medius, mid
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- divided into two (equal) halves
- Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half.
- a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed
- Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side.
- dimidiate hermaphroditism
(third-person singular simple present dimidiates, present participle dimidiating, simple past and past participle dimidiated)
- To divide into two
Latin dimidiatus, past participle of dimidiare (“to halve”).