ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: moiety

moiety  (moi′ĭ-tē), noun

1. One of two equal, or approximately equal, parts; a part, portion, or share.
2. (Anthropology) One of two complementary kinship or tribal subdivisions.
3. (Chemistry) A specific segment of a larger molecule.

Etymology:  French meitiet, middle (from Latin medius, like median).
Tags: french, m, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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