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emarginate leaf


 (ĭ-mär′jə-nĭt, -nāt′)
Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves.

[Latin ēmarginātus, past participle of ēmargināre, to take the edge away : ē-, ex-, ex- + margō, margin-, margin; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]

e·mar′gi·na′tion (-nā′shən) n.


(ɪˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt) or


(Biology) having a notched tip or edge: emarginate leaves.
[C17: from Latin ēmargināre to deprive of its edge, from margō margin]
eˈmargiˌnately adv
eˌmargiˈnation n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.emarginate - having a notched tip
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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Additional shared features include a produced and emarginate front, a carapace with two large punctate and a medial sulcus that arises in the front and extends to the gastric region, and the ambulatory legs 1-3 (pereiopods 2-4) are longer than the chelipeds.
6 mm; leaflets 3-7 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface strigose, the distal 10-50 x 4-23 mm, the proximal 10-40 x 4-12 mm, elliptic, lanceolate, oblong, ovate and oval-lanceolate, venation craspedodromous, nervures 9-11 pairs, apex acute, acute-mucronate, obtuse, obtuse-mucronate, acuminate and rarely emarginate, base oblique and subcordate, margin revolute, ciliated.
La coraggiosa Galleria La Cometa gli dedica una personale: sara la sua ultima mostra in Italia fino alia Liberazione e, del resto, in seguito, le gallerie d'arte verranno chiuse e, con le leggi razziali del '38, molte personalita di spicco come lui saranno emarginate e discriminate.
The Subapical tooth is short with emarginate to round margin, has blunt to rarely visible denticels in the masticatory margin and with truncate to round basal margin with obtuse basal angle (Fig.
17); apex of pterostigma generally reddish; posterior margin of pygophore deeply emarginate .
3 cm in diameter; lateral wing membranous, continuous at base and apex, not cleft at apex but broadly and shallowly emarginate, nearly glabrate at maturity; dorsal winglet 8-10 mm wide, prolonged upward toward apex of samara and confluent with lateral wing; ventral crest 1-1.
Tongue cordiform, broadly ovate, slightly emarginate posteriorly.
Additional diagnostic characters of male individuals include the shape of the caudal fin, which in most species is lunate or emarginate, and the shape of the soft dorsal rays.
Thorax: Pronotum with anterolateral margins widely emarginate, obliquely straight; frontal angles projecting forward as medium-sized and broadly elongate conical lobe, reaching, but not touching middle third of postocular tubercle.
LEAVES Commonly both retuse at Never retuse, apices apex and nearly as broad acute, emarginate, or broader than long in usually obtuse or obovate, elliptic or rounded; usually much ovate series, mature longer than broad.