submarginal
adjective Date: 1829 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
>

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  • submarginal — [sub mär′jə nəl] adj. 1. below minimum requirements or standards [submarginal housing] 2. not yielding a satisfactory return; not profitable [submarginal land] 3. Biol. near the margin of an organ or part submarginally adv …   English World dictionary

  • submarginal — SUBMARGINÁL, Ă adj. mai mult decât marginal; inferior. (< engl. submarginal) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • submarginal — submarginal, ale, aux [sybmaʀʒinal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1845; de sub , et marginal. ❖ ♦ Didact. Qui est près du bord. || Taches marginales et submarginales d une aile d insecte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • submarginal — Near the margin of any part. * * * sub·mar·gin·al .səb märj nəl, səb , ən əl adj 1) adjacent to a margin or a marginal part or structure <submarginal areas of the gingiva> 2) falling below a necessary minimum <submarginal diets> * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • submarginal — below or next to the edge …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • submarginal — adj. [L. sub, under; margo, edge] Placed within the margin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • submarginal — submarginally, adv. /sub mahr jeuh nl/, adj. 1. Biol. near the margin. 2. below the margin. 3. not worth cultivating, as land; less than satisfactory; unproductive. [1820 30; SUB + MARGINAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • submarginal — adjective Less than, or worse than, marginal. Not meeting even the minimum standard of quality …   Wiktionary

  • submarginal — adjective (of land) not allowing profitable farming or cultivation …   English new terms dictionary

  • submarginal — sub·marginal …   English syllables

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