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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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In the former, a wide, thick swath of silvery paint bisects the canvas diagonally from the left, like a Barnett Newman zip gone awry.
This open space drains into the Santa Clara River, the normally dry waterway that bisects one of the fastest growing cities in the West.
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