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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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19E; A, See annex), lateral view of horizontal surface of propodeum forming an obtuse angle with the posterior vertical surface, which is not carinate.
In the whole-head sample of the European plaice from southern Sweden treated in an earlier study, we documented small roundish to elongate low teeth with a marginal rim and with a convex crown surface equipped with a triangular sharp carinate ridge (Fig.
Coryphe broad and projected anterior to eyes, fastigium carinate and strongly inflected, posterior margin of coryphe concave.
Femur gradually thickened towards apex; middle femur carinate and sometimes also in hind femur (Cherepanov, 1990).
Phymata is characterized by the middle and hind tibiae convex on upper side, neither carinate nor sulcate.
the other three species of the genus have yellow, dorsally carinate petals (Anderson, 1983).
Green or grayish-brown; antennae monochromatic; fastigium acute, low, fairly elongate, with deep groove; Lateral sides of pronotum with vertical median grooves and with a conspicuous longitudinal carinate fold above the lower margin (Fig.
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.
Elongate, carinate, rounded anteriorly and posteriorly, with posteroventral body lobe; sclerites in single layer, raised, mainly rimmed scales and flattened rods; cuticle thinner than epidermis; mouth opening not separate from vestibule opening; pedal pit glands massive, meeting middorsally; radula monostichous.