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margin

1. Commerce the profit on a transaction
2. Economics the minimum return below which an enterprise becomes unprofitable

margin

[′mär·jən]
(geography)
The boundary around a body of water.
(graphic arts)
The blank area at the vertical and horizontal edges of a printed page.
(science and technology)
An outside limit.

margin

1. The exposed flat surface of the stiles and rails which form the framing around a panel.
2. The projecting surface above the stair nosings in a close string.
3. The mitered border around a hearth.
4. The exposed surface of a slate or tile which is not covered by the one above.

margin

A blank row at the extreme top and bottom or a blank column at the extreme left and right sides of a sheet of paper or on-screen window. Margins are used for design purposes as well as to accommodate printers that cannot print to the very edge of the paper. See margin guide and gutter.
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VHW brown with ripple pattern covering almost all surface; basal area as in FW; marginal area with the proximal half darker, central area mixed with ochre, and distal half bluish; 2 or 3 black small spots in basal region; convex dark and fine basal line between 3A and inner margin; sub-basal darker curved line from costal margin to the anal margin, as the same line of the FW; post-discal band similar to VFW with proximal line convex from Cu[A.
With the line of electrodes 4 cm dorsal to the midaxillary line and a line along the rostral side of the costal margin, abdominal pressures >90 cm [H.
In case of lateral transperitoneal approach, patient is placed in lateral decubitus position on a 60[degrees] to 80[degrees] angle and the operation table is flexed at patient's waist in order to create enough space between the ipsilateral costal margin and the iliac crest.
On abdominal examination his liver was enlarged 1 cm and spleen 4 cm below costal margin.
The scar from previous stab wounds should be looked for--any previous stab between the nipples and the costal margin is a risk.
She had three palpable occipital lymph nodes, cervical lymphadenopathy, III/VI systolic murmur, two well-healed abdominal scars, a palpable liver 2 cm below the costal margin, and a palpable spleen.
Firm, nontender hepatomegaly was noted 8 cm below the right costal margin.
A slightly tender liver with a span of 12 cm was palpable at the right costal margin.
Another possibility that may have gone undetected is a pelvic dysfunction causing tension on the oblique abdominal muscles that attach to the inferior costal margin.
Forewing ground color white; costal margin smooth, brown; barely falcate at apex; subbasal fascia gray and weakly marked; antemedial fascia light color and broad; medial fascia dark color and rather broad; postmedial fascia dark color, broad and slight excurved in middle; subterminal fascia slender, grayish brown; cilia short, grayish white.