Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

dich(o)-

In two parts; paired.

[Greek dikho-, apart, in two.]

The most common example of this rather rare form is dichotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting), a contrast between two things that are opposed or entirely different; others are dichogamy (Greek gamos, marriage), referring to the ripening of the stamens and pistils of a flower at different times, so that the flower cannot fertilize itself; and dichotic (Greek ous, ōt-, ear), involving or relating to the simultaneous stimulation of the right and left ear by different sounds.

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