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dichotomous

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Etymology

From the Late Latin dichotomos < Ancient Greek διχότομος (dikhotomos), cut in half) < δίχα (dikha), apart) + τέμνω (temnō), I cut).

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Adjective

dichotomous (not comparable)

Positive
dichotomous

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Dividing or branching into two equal pieces.
    • 1992 — Marie L. Hicks, Guide to the Liverworts of North Carolina, p197
      Genus Riccia L. Plants are thalloid, forming rosettes or loose, dichotomous patches.

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