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submarginal

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adjective sub·mar·gin·al \ˌsəb-ˈmärj-nəl, -ˈmär-jə-nəl\

Definition of submarginal

  1. 1 :  adjacent to a margin or a marginal part or structure <submarginal spots on an insect wing>

  2. 2 :  falling below a necessary minimum <submarginal economic conditions>



1829

First Known Use of submarginal

1829


Medical Dictionary

submarginal

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adjective sub·mar·gin·al \ˌsəb-ˈmärj-nəl, ˈsəb-, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of submarginal

  1. 1:  adjacent to a margin or a marginal part or structure <submarginal areas of the gingiva>

  2. 2:  falling below a necessary minimum <submarginal diets>




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