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emarginate

[ ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ɪˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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adjective
notched at the margin.
Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
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Also e·mar·gi·nat·ed [ih-mahr-juh-ney-tid] /ɪˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of emarginate

1785–95; <Latin ēmarginātus deprived of its edge, equivalent to ē-e-1 + margin- (see margin) + ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM emarginate

e·mar·gi·nate·ly, adverbe·mar·gi·na·tion, nounsub·e·mar·gi·nate, adjectivesub·e·mar·gi·nat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emarginate

emarginate

emarginated

/ (ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt) /

adjective
having a notched tip or edgeemarginate leaves

Derived forms of emarginate

emarginately, adverbemargination, noun

Word Origin for emarginate

C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin
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Scientific definitions for emarginate

emarginate
[ ĭ-märjə-nĭt, -nāt′ ]

Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves or the tails of some birds.
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