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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about submarginal

Statistics for submarginal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for submarginal

The first known use of submarginal was in 1800

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for submarginal

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

Comments on submarginal

What made you want to look up submarginal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!