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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Volans and Vela that contains the star Canopus.

[Latin carīna, keel; see carina.]


 (kə-rī′nə, -rē′-)
n. pl. ca·ri·nae (-nē)
A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as that on the breastbone of a bird or of the fused lower two petals of flowers of many members of the pea family.

[Latin carīna, keel; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]
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(kəˈriːnə; -ˈraɪ-)
n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
(Biology) a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
[C18: from Latin: keel]


(kəˈriːnə; -ˈraɪ-)
n, Latin genitive Carinae (kəˈriːniː; -ˈraɪ-)
(Astronomy) a large conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere close to the Southern Cross that contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky. It was originally considered part of Argo
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(kəˈraɪ nə, -ˈri-)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē).
a keellike anatomical or botanical ridge, as the ridge on the breastbone of a bird or along the edge of two conjoined petals.
[1695–1705; < Latin: keel; compare careen]
ca•ri′nal, adj.
car•i•nate (ˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt) car′i•nat`ed, adj.


(kəˈraɪ nə, -ˈri-)

n. gen. -nae (-ni)
the Keel, a southern constellation, containing the bright star Canopus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carina - a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
Canopus - supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky
2.carina - any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
carina fornicis - ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain
keel - the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
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The star is named Eta Carinae and it is pegged to have a mass (in its early days) equivalent to that of 150 suns.
Scientists, according to ( Phys Org , say that Eta Carinae underwent a cataclysmic outburst called the Great Eruption in 1838.
NEW ANALYSIS OF THE MASSIVE Eta Carinae star system supports the idea that the system once had three stars--but only two survived.
Descriptive terminology follows Mattoni & Acosta (2005) for hemispermatophores; Vachon (1974) for trichobothria; Francke (1977) for metasomal carinae, abbreviated as follows: DL: dorsolateral; LIM: lateral inframedian; LSM: lateral supramedian; LM: lateral median; VSM: ventral submedian; VL: ventrolateral; VM: ventromedial!; and Prendini (2000) for pedipalp carinae, abbreviated as follows: DI: dorsal internal; DE: dorsal external; VI: ventral internal; VE: ventral external;
That's how fast material from a 170 year old stellar eruption sped away from the unstable, eruptive, and extremely massive star Eta Carinae.
We believe these 2 beetles are a new species and that they belong to this genus given their ventrally displaced pronotal lateral carinae (separate from pronotal hind-angle carina), anteriorly emarginate scutellum, closed mesocoxal cavities simple tarsi, and tarsal claws.
Anterodorsal, posterodorsal, anteroventral and posteroventral carinae of femora and tibiae waved, serrated or unarmed.
-- Pronotum not smooth, lateral carinae serrated and straight (Fig.
This species is distinctive with the adults having the frons with a marked declivity curving around the compound eye margin; an evenly convex frons lacking longitudinal carinae; the frontal margin polished and arcuate, without "nasale" extension anterad of antennal insertions; and the prosternal process with two strong carinae and sulcus each side.
Congratulations to the division series winners: Division A1--Victoire (Darryl Hodgkinson); Division A2--Kirribilli (Adrian Abbott); Division B--Outlaw (Alan and Tom Quick); Division C--Rim Jungle (Lost Boys syndicate); Division D--Alpha Carinae (Damian Barker); Division E--Foreign Affair (Matt Wilkinson); Division F--Peach Teats-Velocity (Brian Carrick); Division G--Sea Rug Hoo Ha (Peter Howes); Division J1--Trim (Shaaron Walsh); Division J2--Monkey Business (Paul Glynn); Division K--La Niche (Karen Hawkes/Brett Pearce); Sydney 38 Division--Calibre (Richard Williams).
Alloxysta mullensis is mainly characterized having closed radial cell being 2.2 times as long as wide, pronotal carinae absent, propodeal carinae present forming a plate, male and female with the beginning of rhinaria in F4, F1 longer than F2, F2 subequal to F3, F3 shorter than F4.