Pronunciation: (par'tid), [key]
1. divided into parts; cleft.
2. divided by a part: parted hair.
3. set or kept apart; separated.
4. Bot.(of a leaf) separated into rather distinct portions by incisions that extend nearly to the midrib or the base.
5. Heraldry.party (def. 18).
6. Archaic.dead; deceased.
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