[ ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit or ih-mahr-juh-ney-tid ]
/ ɪˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪt, -nɪt or ɪˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪ tɪd /
notched at the margin.
Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
Words nearby emarginate
Origin of emarginate
OTHER WORDS FROM emarginatee·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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Examples from the Web for emarginated
Ear large, erect and pointed, rounded at the base and emarginated on the outer edge; nasal process complicated.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
When there is a notch or sinus at the anterior extremity, it is said to be emarginated.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
British Dictionary definitions for emarginated
/ (ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt) /
having a notched tip or edgeemarginate leaves
Derived forms of emarginateemarginately, 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 emarginated
[ ĭ-mär′jə-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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