Origin of emarginateClassical Latin emarginatus, past participle of emarginare, to deprive of its edge: see e- and marginate
Origin of emarginateLatin ēmarginātus past participle of ēmargināre to take the edge away ē-, ex- ex- margō margin- margin ; see merg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more emarginate, superlative most emarginate)
- (botany, mycology) Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower before reaching the attachment point.
- In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe is emarginate.
(third-person singular simple present emarginates, present participle emarginating, simple past and past participle emarginated)
- To take away the margin of.