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bi·sect

(bī'sekt),
anatomy to divide a body part into equal halves - right and left halves in the case of the head, neck, or trunk; medial and lateral halves in the case of the limb.

bisect

[bīsekt′]
Etymology: L, bis + secare, to cut
to divide into two equal lengths or parts.

bisect

verb To cut or divide into two parts.

bi·sect

(bī-sekt')
In anatomy, to divide a body part into equal halves - right and left halves in the case of the head, neck, or trunk; medial and lateral halves in the case of the limb.
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One more "googly eye" mobile, Aviary, 2000-2001, bisects the balcony railing up above, as though peering over the route we have just traveled.
On the Promenade Mall, which bisects the street where Weller's fatal drive took place, some of the stores closest to the tragedy remained closed.
Studio Granda's main move bisects the two wings in plan with an angular spine that follows the line of the original pier for the port of Reykjavik.
The routing for the cables is planned to run from Washington State's Olympic Peninsula to Vancouver Island, British Columbia - with an alternative terminus for one of the two lines in the Vancouver metropolitan area - crossing the international border which bisects the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
In addition to its proposing buses, not preferable high-speed rail cars, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-approved east-west route does not include a stop at Oxnard Street and White Oak Avenue, a main north-south artery that 1) directly feeds into the Ventura Freeway, 2) bisects our tract, Encino Park, at the center of which is the Encino Post Office, which makes a station at White Oak all the more important, and 3) amounts to final injury and insult to the needs of Encino Park since the Encino Park Improvement Committee first voiced them in 1980 and consistently thereafter to the MTA and all ``interested parties.
The disputed dirt road is about 300 to 400 feet long and bisects the 74 acres.
An irregularly shaped sheet of clear Perspex, with smaller pieces of fluorescent yellow and orange Perspex stuck to it, bisects the central form.
A flagstone path running between the Satsuma trees bisects the yard.