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
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