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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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Movable finger with small lobe (eminence) proximally; movable finger length 72-89% (L) or 99-105% (9) greater than length along ventroexternal carina (Table 1); dentate margins of fixed and movable fingers each with eight oblique denticle rows, in addition to short apical row of four denticles; each row terminating in large denticle at proximal and distal ends; rows slightly imbricated, terminal denticle of each row displaced distally from the main row by space of one or more denticles; internal and external supernumerary denticles present in addition to internal and external accessory denticles; fingers each with an enlarged terminal denticle.
In this study it became evident that some Zinophora species have a thumb on the apical region of the telopodite which is formed into a single finger-like projection (Zinophora munda group, 9 species), whereas some species have a single saucer-shaped laminate plate with a dentate margin (Zinophora gracilis group, 9 species), while in others it is represented by two processes which are a combination of the aforementioned character states.
12 (n = 20); dentate margins of chela fingers usually bearing fewer primary denticles than in A.