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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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The disputed dirt road is about 300 to 400 feet long and bisects the 74 acres.
Collectively, this work has demonstrated that the east-west trending Golden Hill fault bisects the Maclama grid.
A flagstone path running between the Satsuma trees bisects the yard.
One hole was drilled in the Rosita Fault that bisects the centre of the property from the northwest to the southeast and no mineralization was encountered.
Donnelly notes that all access to both campuses will be limited to Rinaldi Street, an already busy road that bisects the mostly residential neighborhood.
He said it is an urban industrial location, close to the "Central Artery," which bisects the city from North to South and the Mass Pike which provides East/West access.
The teens had been riding in a Ford Explorer on a private road that bisects a cattle ranch when they were confronted, Martinez said.
Sydney, Australia, not only is 18 hours ahead of Los Angeles (19 hours during daylight savings) but also lies on the other side of the international date line, which bisects the Pacific Ocean.
This open space drains into the Santa Clara River, the normally dry waterway that bisects one of the fastest growing cities in the West.
The first is the alluvium layer beneath the Santa Clara River, which bisects Santa Clarita, then runs through Ventura County to the coast.
From where the Pacific Crest Trail bisects Pine Canyon Road at an elevation of 3,845 feet, the track moves westerly past a marshy lake for nine-tenths of a mile to primitive Horse Trail Camp (3,980 feet).
The trails range from easy (the one-mile Ridge Trail, which bisects the two canyons along a ridgeline) to the moderately strenuous Canyon View Trail, a 0.