Pronunciation: (bī-pär'tīt), [key]
1. divided into or consisting of two parts.
2. Law.being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract.
3. shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.
4. Bot.divided into two parts nearly to the base, as a leaf.
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