# Bipartite

**BIPARTITE** (from the Lat. *bi-*, two, and *partire*, to divide). In a general sense, the word means having two corresponding parts or in
duplicate. In geometry, a bipartite curve consists of two distinct branches (see Parabola, figs. 3, 5). In botany, the word is applied to leaves divided into two parts
near the base. A *bipartient factor* is a number whose square exactly divides another number. In zoology, the *Bipartiti* was a name given by P.A. Latreille to
a group of carnivorous *Coleoptera*.

*Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)*