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emarginate

[ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit] /ɪˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪt, -nɪt/
adjective
1.
notched at the margin.
2.
Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
Also, emarginated.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin ēmarginātus deprived of its edge, equivalent to ē- e-2 + margin- (see margin) + ātus -ate1
Related forms
emarginately, adverb
emargination, noun
subemarginate, adjective
subemarginated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emarginate

emarginate

/ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt/
adjective
1.
having a notched tip or edge emarginate leaves
Derived Forms
emarginately, adverb
emargination, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin
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emarginate in Science
emarginate
  (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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