emarginate

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English[edit]

Emarginate gills on a mushroom.
Short-toed Eagle primary feather, showing markedly emarginate outline that creates slots in the flying surface for good control in low-speed flight.
The emarginate primary feathers of the short-toed Eagle are an adaptation for forming wing slots to support low-speed, low energy flight.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emarginare; e- (out) + marginare (to furnish with a margin), from margo (margin).

Adjective[edit]

emarginate (comparative more emarginate, superlative most emarginate)

Emarginate leaf tip.
  1. (botany, of leaves) Slightly indented at the tip.
  2. (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.
  3. (zoology, anatomy) Having a margin that has concave edges as though with parts removed or notched.
    Toxotus ... has the antennae at least as long as the body...; the eyes are entire, or very slightly emarginate.[1]
  4. (mineralogy) Having all the edges of the primitive form crossed by a face.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

emarginate (third-person singular simple present emarginates, present participle emarginating, simple past and past participle emarginated)

  1. (transitive) To take away the margin of.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuvier, Animal Kingdom: Arranged According to Its Organization, Forming the Basis for a Natural History of Animals, and Introduction to Comparative Anatomy. 1840 publisher=Amen Corner page 549 [1]

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

emarginate

  1. Feminine plural of adjective emarginato.

Noun[edit]

emarginate f

  1. plural of emarginata

Verb[edit]

emarginate

  1. inflection of emarginare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. emarginare second-person plural imperative
    3. feminine plural past participle

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmargināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēmarginō