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1. Composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches: a bicameral legislature.
2. Medicine Composed of or having two chambers, as an abscess divided by a septum.

[bi- + Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + -al.]

bi·cam′er·al·ism n.


(Law) (of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
[C19: from bi-1 + Latin camera chamber]
biˈcameralˌism n
biˈcameralist n


(baɪˈkæm ər əl)

having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.
bi•cam′er•al•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bicameral - composed of two legislative bodiesbicameral - composed of two legislative bodies  
unicameral - composed of one legislative body
2.bicameral - consisting of two chambersbicameral - consisting of two chambers; "the bicameral heart of a fish"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"


[baɪˈkæmərəl] ADJbicameral


adj (Pol) → Zweikammer-
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