Definition of Dichotomous

1. Adjective. Divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications.

Similar to: Divided
Derivative terms: Dichotomy



Definition of Dichotomous

1. a. Regularly dividing by pairs from bottom to top; as, a dichotomous stem.

Definition of Dichotomous

1. Adjective. Dividing or branching into two pieces. ¹

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Definition of Dichotomous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Dichotomous

1. Forking into two equal branches resulting from division of the growing point. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dichotomous

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Literary usage of Dichotomous

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1. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Stem 6—12 inches high, diffuse and dichotomous. Flowers large, axillary and terminal, on filiform pedicels. Petals white, deeply bifid. ..."

2. An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment by Isidore Dyen, Joseph B. Kruskal, Paul Black (1992)
"A group is called "dichotomous" if it has only two immediate members. A dichotomous group with four ultimate members, say (ABCD), must be made from two ..."

3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1835)
"Leaves alternate, petiolate, cunea- to-obovate, rounded above, attenuated to the base, very entire, very smooth, the middle nerve dichotomous, from one and ..."

4. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"Cymes axillary, often 2 or more together on short tubercular branchlets, regularly dichotomous ; branches divaricate ; bracts triangular, fimbriate. ..."

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