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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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At each discrete larval stage, subsamples of larvae (n = 20) of both species were first measured, then surgically bisected with a scalpel across the horizontal larval axis, at a point equidistant between the anterior and posterior poles (Vickery and McClintock, 1998).
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 city covers over 80 square miles, is bisected by a major interstate and three state highways, and is served by the Ontario Airport and the Metrolink to downtown Los Angeles The regional economy is strong, evidenced by average annual population growth between 2000 and 2006 of about 2.
Mother And Child Divided - a bisected cow and calf - in formaldehyde is the most famous of his donated works.
The site is bisected by the Garden State Parkway and Routes 9 and 35 and is surrounded by water on three sides, offering views of Raritan Bay which forms the entrance to New York harbor.
Cardona reconfigures the landscape, placing some pieces horizontally on top of others, and the dancing, bisected by the horizontal bars, seems further restricted.
In the moment, Aitken dangles his responses in front of us on eleven large plasma-screen monitors, arranged in an S-curve that here diagonally bisected a darkened room.
Howard Berman would have been dumped from his seat if the political maps - drawn by his brother - hadn't bisected and diluted the Valley's politically powerful Latino communities.
Bisected by a central spine, the new wing contains respite rooms and a patients' lounge at its east end (most with inspiring views over the river), with staff, kitchen and laundry rooms to the west.
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.