Meaning of marginate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːdʒɪneɪt/ /ˈmɑːdʒɪnət/


[with object]Biology
  • Provide with a margin or border; form a border to.

    ‘the nuclear chromatin is marginated at the nuclear membrane’
    • ‘Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 2.5-cm, smoothly marginated, ovoid mass that did not have the signal characteristics typical for benign adenoma or myelolipoma.’
    • ‘Damaged endothelial cells secrete p-selectin, e-selectin, intracellular adhesion molecules and vascular cell adhesion molecules that induce monocytes to marginate, roll, and adhere to endothelial surfaces.’
    • ‘Other cells such as macrophages and/or marginated neutrophils, which are known to have a high NADPH oxidase activity, could also contribute to the lung oxidant burden that takes place during the ischemic storage.’
    • ‘The left and right diaphragm appear as sharply marginated domes.’
    • ‘Sharply marginated secondary lobules may be seen in infection and hemorrhage.’


  • Having a distinct margin or border.

    • ‘The trunk tergites have a pair of slightly curved longitudinal paramedian sutures, and more posterior tergites are marginate with a ridge along the lateral margin.’