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car·i·nate(kăr′ə-nāt′, -nĭt) also car·i·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
(Biology) biology having a keel or ridge; shaped like a keel
[C17: from Latin carīnāre to furnish with a keel or shell, from carīna keel]
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|Noun||1.||carinate - birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles|
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
keel - the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
|Adj.||1.||carinate - having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal"|