[ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit or ih-mahr-juh-ney-tid]
- notched at the margin.
- Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
Origin of emarginate
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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
C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin
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- Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves or the tails of some birds.
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