emarginately

emarginate

[ih-mahr-juh-neyt, -nit]
adjective
1.
notched at the margin.
2.
Botany. notched at the apex, as a petal or leaf.
Also, emarginated.


Origin:
1785–95; < Latin ēmarginātus deprived of its edge, equivalent to ē- e-2 + margin- (see margin) + ātus -ate1

emarginately, adverb
emargination, noun
subemarginate, adjective
subemarginated, adjective
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emarginate or emarginated (ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt)
 
adj
having a notched tip or edge: emarginate leaves
 
[C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin]
 
emarginated or emarginated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin]
 
e'marginately or emarginated
 
adv
 
emargi'nation or emarginated
 
n

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emarginate   (ĭ-mär'jə-nĭt, -nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves or the tails of some birds.
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