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marginate

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Biology

Definition of marginate in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdʒɪneɪt
 
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[with object]
Provide with a margin or border; form a border to: the nuclear chromatin is marginated at the nuclear membrane
More example sentences
  • 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.

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdʒɪnət
 
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Having a distinct margin or border.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

margination

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Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • In addition to nucleolar prominence, multiple nucleoli and nucleolar margination have also been suggested as diagnostic criteria for prostate cancer.
  • Koilocytes are ballooned cells showing a large perinuclear clearing and extensive margination of the cytoplasm, giving a sharp edge to the halo.
  • Electron microscopy of the pleural-based mass showed discohesive spindle cells with elongated nuclei displaying margination of chromatin and indentation of the nuclear membrane.

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