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mar·gi·nal

(mar'ji-năl),
Relating to a margin.

marginal

(mär′jə-nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to, located at, or constituting a margin, border, or edge.
2. Barely within a lower standard or limit of quality.
3. Relating to or located at the fringe of consciousness.

mar′gin·al′i·ty (-jə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.

mar·gi·nal

(mahr'ji-năl)
Relating to a margin.

marginal

pertaining to margin.

marginal auricular dermatosis
see ear margin dermatosis.
marginal folds
folds of endothelium found in lymphatics which provide a valve-like effect, permitting ingress only of fluid.
neural tube marginal layer
on the external surface of the embryonal neural tube; houses axonal processes of developing neurons.
marginal zone
the rim of tissue surrounding lymph follicles in the spleen which contains many lymphocytes and macrophages.
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The persistence and co-movement of inflation and marginal cost have varied across decades.
5) analyzed 30 lower eyelids of 22 patients diagnosed with marginal entropion and described the diagnostic criteria as anterior migration of the mucocutaneous junction, lack of severe cicatrization of the conjunctiva and contact between the eyelashes and the globe.
Researchers have also evaluated changes in the marginal fit that may occur during various stages of fabrication.
Though a lot of etiologies have been proposed, levels of circulating immune complexes are not elevated in patients with Terrien's Marginal corneal degeneration.
2e] emission rates for use in marginal generation analyses.
First, using the example of a bridge, the marginal cost of using a bridge is effectively zero only until some capacity constraint is reached.
The axial surfaces of all the provisional crowns were divided in to 3 equal parts so that the marginal discrepancy at 3 different points on each surface could be evaluated.
Managing the marginal income tax rate can be accomplished by rolling over only a portion of the available retirement fund balance each year for several years.
In addition, the study illustrates that the relationship between marginal tax rates and the tax benefits of deferral is complex.
Romer and Romer find that changes in marginal rates had a statistically significant but economically modest effect on reported taxable income.
In the short run, commodity prices often deviate substantially from estimated marginal costs because both production and consumption are semi-fixed (the result of previous investment decisions).