dichotomous

dichotomous
/di kot"euh meuhs/, adj.
1. divided or dividing into two parts.
2. of or pertaining to dichotomy.
[1680-90; < LL dichotomos < Gk dichótomos. See DICHO-, -TOME, -OUS]

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