dimidiate (not comparable)
- 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
- (divided into two halves): See Thesaurus:bisected
- (transitive) To divide into two.
- 1915, Rothery, Guy Cadogan, ABC of Heraldry, page 175:
- […] it may be dimidiated: for instance, half a rose and half a lis being stuck together, or half a lis and half an eagle.
- (transitive, heraldry) To represent one half of.
- 1973, Rhodesiana, number 28–31, The Rhodesia Africana Society, page 36:
- […] hybridization in the same vein is the beast shown as supporters to arms granted in 1971, where a unicorn dimidiates a lion rampant.