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.