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or e·mar·gi·nat·ed

[ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit or ih-mahr-juh-ney-tid]
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  1. notched at the margin.
  2. Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
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Origin of emarginate

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

  • When there is a notch or sinus at the anterior extremity, it is said to be emarginated.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • Ear large, erect and pointed, rounded at the base and emarginated on the outer edge; nasal process complicated.

British Dictionary definitions for emarginated



  1. having a notched tip or edgeemarginate leaves
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Derived Formsemarginately, adverbemargination, noun

Word Origin

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