emarginate

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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.

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

emarginate ‎(comparative more emarginate, superlative most emarginate)

  1. (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.
  1. (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]

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 emarginato

Noun[edit]

emarginate f

  1. plural of emarginata

Verb[edit]

emarginate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of emarginare
  2. second-person plural imperative of emarginare
  3. feminine plural of emarginato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmargināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēmarginō