Definition of bifacial in English:


Line breaks: bi|facial
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈfeɪʃ(ə)l


  • 1Having two faces, in particular:
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    • Lest any reader miss the point, a depiction of the bifacial god appears throughout the book.
    • Over the years, some of the most successful rituals at Rites of Spring have centered around such images: a wicker figure, the Maypole, a bifacial Goddess puppet, a gigantic multi-colored web, an earthen Great Mother protruding from the ground.
  • 1.1 Botany (Of a leaf) having upper and lower surfaces that are structurally different.
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    • It possessed secondary xylem and secondary phloem, which were produced by a bifacial vascular cambium with ray and fusiform initials.
    • A bifacial vascular cambium forming manoxylic secondary wood is also present.
    • The primary vascular system consists of a eustele and a bifacial vascular cambium.
  • 1.2 Archaeology (Of a flint or other artefact) worked on both faces.
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    • Excluded from the small tool category are hafted bifaces, hoes/adzes, large, ovate disk scrapers, chert hammerstones, larger chisels, wedges, and large bifacial knives/scrapers.
    • Hence, when Smoky Hill jasper is present in substantial amounts in a collection, the bifacial knives are made primarily from it.
    • This small-tool tradition excludes the better-known large bifacial tools of this period and all core tools.

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