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 (kăr′ə-nāt′, -nĭt) also car·i·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
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(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]
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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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Male terminalia: Hypoproct slightly bilobed, wider than cercus, with pair of posterior setae; aedeagus longer than hypoproct and parameres; parameres apically with 2 to 3 short setae; gonocoxite cylindrical; gonostylus attenuate, widest at base, tapering to narrow apex, setulose basally, carinate beyond; apical tooth present.
17) with basal piece 0.6 times total length; median lobe 0.5 times total length, with dorsal midline carinate, midlength with lateral wings up-curved and retrose; paramere 0.6 times total length, gradually broadening and dorsoventrally compressed apically, apex obliquely subtruncate, densely setose dorsally and ventrally; ventrally separate, articulate.
19E; A, See annex), lateral view of horizontal surface of propodeum forming an obtuse angle with the posterior vertical surface, which is not carinate. Semicircular lunula not delimited by a carina, with radial plicae that do not reach its posterior margin, integument generally microtesellate posteriorly (Fig.
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.
Elytra almost trapezoidal, convex, widest in basal 1/3, 1.6 times longer than wide at base and in middle, 2.4 times longer than wide at apical fourth, 2.5 times as long as pronotum; in basal quarter subparallel, further narrowing towards apex; elytral apex truncated with toothed portions; humeri smooth; elytral striae regular and distinct; intervals carinate, 4.0 times as wide as striae; carinae of 2nd and 5th intervals broken.
Femur gradually thickened towards apex; middle femur carinate and sometimes also in hind femur (Cherepanov, 1990).
Petals exposed in the enlarging bud, yellow-green, glabrous, abaxially smooth or the lateral 4 slightly carinate; lateral petals spreading to reflexed in age, with claw 1-1.4 mm long and limb 2-2.3 mm long, ca.
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.3b,e)
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.