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submarginal

[suhb-mahr-juh-nl] /sʌbˈmɑr dʒə nl/
adjective
1.
Biology. near the margin.
2.
below the margin.
3.
not worth cultivating, as land; less than satisfactory; unproductive.
Origin of submarginal
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; sub- + marginal
Related forms
submarginally, adverb
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submarginal

/sʌbˈmɑːdʒɪnəl/
adjective
1.
below the minimum requirements
2.
situated close to the margin of an organ or part
3.
(of land) infertile and unprofitable for cultivation
Derived Forms
submarginally, adverb
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