- notched at the margin.
- Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
Origin of emarginate
Examples from the Web for emarginate
Historical Examples of emarginate
In the male the labium is emarginate, in the female it is intire.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
Emarginate, or Notched, indented at the end more decidedly; as in Fig. 138.The Elements of Botany
The tongue is emarginate in 12 specimens and cordiform in all others.A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla
William E. Duellman
Bill narrower than in the preceding species; wings extremely long, extending far beyond the tail, which is emarginate.
Tongue slender, emarginate and papillate at the base, very narrow, tapering to a lacerated point.
- having a notched tip or edgeemarginate leaves
Word Origin for emarginate
- Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves or the tails of some birds.