Emarginate meaning

ĭ-märjə-nĭt, -nāt
Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves.
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Having a notched margin or tip, as some leaves or wings.
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Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves or the tails of some birds.
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(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.

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To take away the margin of.
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Origin of emarginate

  • Latin ēmarginātus past participle of ēmargināre to take the edge away ē-, ex- ex- margō margin- margin merg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin emarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin.

    From Wiktionary