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emarginate

[ ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit ]

adjective

  1. notched at the margin.
  2. Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.


emarginate

/ ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt /

adjective

  1. having a notched tip or edge

    emarginate leaves



emarginate

/ ĭ-märjə-nĭt,-nāt′ /

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


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Derived Forms

  • eˌmargiˈnation, noun
  • eˈmargiˌnately, adverb
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Other Words From

  • e·mar·gi·nate·ly adverb
  • e·mar·gi·na·tion noun
  • sub·e·mar·gi·nate adjective
  • sub·e·mar·gi·nat·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emarginate1

1785–95; < Latin ēmarginātus deprived of its edge, equivalent to ē- e- 1 + margin- ( margin ) + ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emarginate1

C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin
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Example Sentences

Upper leaf triangular, emarginate at the tip, reaching above the base of the ears (Jerdon).

Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip erect, 2-lobed or emarginate, the lower spreading, broadly 3-lobed.

Leaves closely imbricated, 2-ranked on fascicled ascending julaceous stems, emarginate-bidentate; underleaves none.

Hydrotomical spines about twice as long as their sheath, pyramidal, with emarginate point and six wings.

This species resembles in appearance H. ceraceus, but it can be identified by its emarginate gills and somewhat larger form.

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