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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.]


(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


(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.
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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Color similar to macropter, tegmina amber with dark spots on apical and claval margin, pro and mesonotum brown, region between lateral carinae yellowish.
hainanensis Cai & Liu, 1990 but differs in having a more granulated mesonotum, u-shaped emarginate hind margin of the anal segment, antero and postero-ventral carinae of meso-and metafemora with 3-7 minute spines on the basal elevation, and medio-ventral carina of meso-and metatibiae with spinose elevation basally in female; by larger size, with two distinct granule-like horns, mesonotum broadly emarginate medially, anal segment longer than 8th tergum and ventral carinae of mesotibiae and metatibiae lacking any spines near apices in male.
The Carina Nebula is some 7500 lightyears from Earth and hosts some of the most massive and luminous stars in our Galaxy, including double-star system eta Carinae, which boasts over 100 times the mass of our Sun.
From 1838 to 1858, astronomers watched the giant star Eta Carinae erupt, shedding more than 10 solar masses of material and producing an oddly shaped, double-lobed cloud Z500 light-years from Earth.
Frons with conspicuous arcuated lateral carinae extending at the base of torulus until near central ocellus (Figure 6, see arrow), interantennal carina distinct.
Observations in the middle infrared are proving particularly valuable in penetrating to the heart of this extremely dusty region of the Milky Way; indeed at these wavelengths Eta Carinae is outshone in our skies only by our own Sun.
4: 1); anterior aaargin distinctly arched, posterior margin obtusely excavated; median carina distinctly ridged, reaching or not reaching anterior margin, lateral carinae trongly ridged, not attaining posterior margin, with two short carinae between eyes and tegulae; disc of pronotum shallowly depressed, with small circular depression medially at each side of median carina.
Body greenish, lateral carinae of pronotum not clear with a black line 2 1' Body yellowish, lateral carinae of pronotum clear with a black line Acrida gigantea Herbst 2.
Descriptive terminology follows Mattoni & Acosta (2005) for the hemispermatophores, Vachon (1974) for the trichobothria, and Francke (1977) for the metasomal carinae, abbreviated as follows: DL: dorsolateral; LIM: lateral inframedian; LSM: lateral supramedian; VSM: ventral submedian; VL: ventrolateral; VM: ventromedian.
Observing history of the nebulae around the star, Eta Carinae
Lateral areas of the pronotum smooth, with scarce carinae weakly marked in the dorsal part and in greater number than in the ventral part.
If that star, Eta Carinae (pronounced et-a ca-RIN-a), blew up like the faraway mega-star did, it could send dangerous gamma rays toward Earth.