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 (kăr′ə-nāt′, -nĭt) also car·i·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.


(ˈkærɪˌneɪt) or


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carinate - birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight musclescarinate - 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
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
Adj.1.carinate - having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal"
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Head, reticulate, carinate to slightly rugose, barely pubescent; in dorsal view approximately 2.
diameter <26 mm, but rarely more than 23 mm), carinate at periphery; uniformly light brown when fresh, with a pale yellowish band around the umbilicus.
Carinaturus are carinate or raised on the abaxial side, whereas they are but flat in P.
8-flowered; floral bracts orbicular or nearly so, 20-27 x 25-27 mm, apex rounded, incurved and appearing cucullate, greenish-yellow toward the apex and yellowish-green at the base, glabrous or nearly so, equaling 1/2 of the sepals length, strongly convex, carinate or the upper ones obtusely if at all carinate, covered by an oleaginous substance.
2 times longer than penultimate segment, tapering distally, with some spines on truncate distal margin; lateral surface of ultimate segment longitudinally carinate, with row of stiff setae; cross section trigonal; antepenultimate segment flattened dorsoventrally, with numerous heavily plumose setae on margins and with prominent cluster of long setulose setae on low elevation at proximomesial part; coxa heavily setose, with large, bilobed epipod; no strap-like process on epipod.
The carinate ceilings are crowned by 23 different sized cupolas sheathed in carved aspen shingles.
His entire septet - Thara Memory, trumpet; Warren Rand, alto sax; Remota Carinate, tenor sax; Gordon Lee, piano; Andre St.
The bluffs above the swamp are the only known home of the carinate pill snail, a species once thought extinct.
The rostrum is wide, flat, subspatulate, almost as long as the thorax, scale covered and carinate on the basal third.