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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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Some Fiji residents urged the government to enact special legislation to temporarily fix time zones on the three islands bisected by the 180th meridian to enable Millennium night celebrants to yo-yo between the 20th and 21st centuries or be photographed with one foot in 1999 and the other in 2000.
The pieces include A Thousand Years, which features flies hatching from a rotting cow's head, and The Prodigal Son, a bisected calf, together worth pounds 3million.
Predictably, the liberal defenders of a show full of routine repugnance--including Chris Ofili's dung and porn-adorned Madonna, a portrait of child killer Myra Hindley made with children's handprints, Damien Hirst's rotting cow's head, and a bisected pig suspended in formaldehyde (try hanging that over your sofa
Ormond Crossings is adjacent to the City of Ormond Beach airport, bisected by Interstate 95 and the Florida East Coast Railroad, and bordered by US-1.
The head of General Molotov (all works 1994-2005), for example--a bust of a man whose green plastic bib, studded with brass tacks, suggested a military uniform--had been rudely bisected by a piece of glass topped with a lump of foam, while the figure in Most Isolated Human Being was an armless, gold-painted androgyne whose coral-colored brains appeared to be spilling out of its head.
The Olde English District, bisected by 1-77, is a seven-county region in upper South Carolina between Charlotte and Columbia.
The building's existing circular corridors are bisected by additional circulation that creates a viable link from one side of the building to the other.
The latest incarnation would transform 30 to 40 vacant acres along Woodley Avenue into a series of shallow waterways lined with cattails and bulrushes and bisected with boardwalks and trails.
During a moment of scattered silly actions, the huge black wall that bisected the space and housed the glass case toppled (set design by Thomas Schenk, Heike Schuppelius, and Waltz).
The original building consisted of a I 4m wide perimeter block bisected by a pair of transverse wings to form three narrow internal patios.
Bisected by Interstate 84, Tolland is only seven miles from the University of Connecticut's (UConn) flagship campus at Storrs, CT and within easy commuting distance to all of metropolitan Hartford.
In Forma (all works 2005), a brunet stands before a three-part abstraction--deepest brown diagonally bisected by midnight blue, itself punctured from the left by a sharp green triangle.