Having a notched margin or tip, as some leaves or wings.
Webster's New World
(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.
To take away the margin of.
Origin of Emarginate
Latin ēmarginātuspast participle ofēmargināreto take the edge awayē-, ex-ex-margōmargin-marginmerg- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latinemarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin.
Emarginate Sentence Examples
The " tongue," for example, is short and obtuse or emarginate in Colletes and Prosopis, while in all other bees it is pointed at the tip. But in Andrena and its allies it is comparatively short, while in the higher genera, such as A pis and Bombus, it is elongate and flexible, forming a most elaborate and perfect organ for taking liquid food.
The jugal is without an inferior angle, and extends forwards to the lachrymal; the palate is contracted in front and deeply emarginate behind; the incisors are short, and the molars divided by continuous folds into transverse plates; and the two halves of the lower jaw are welded together in front.
The South Australian Caloprymnus campestris represents a genus near akin to the last, but with the edge of the hairy border of the bare muzzle less emarginate in the middle line, still more swollen auditory bullae, very large and posterially expanded nasals and longer vacuities on the palate.
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