submarginal

adjective
sub·​mar·​gin·​al | \ ˌsəb-ˈmärj-nəl How to pronounce submarginal (audio) , -ˈmär-jə-nᵊl \

Definition of submarginal

1 : adjacent to a margin or a marginal part or structure submarginal spots on an insect wing
2 : falling below a necessary minimum submarginal economic conditions

First Known Use of submarginal

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Submarginal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submarginal. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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submarginal

adjective
sub·​mar·​gin·​al | \ ˌsəb-ˈmärj-nəl, ˈsəb-, -ən-ᵊl How to pronounce submarginal (audio) \

Medical Definition of submarginal

1 : adjacent to a margin or a marginal part or structure submarginal areas of the gingiva
2 : falling below a necessary minimum submarginal diets

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