meaning of carinate

carinate meaning in General Dictionary

formed like the keel or prow of a ship having a carina or keel as a carinate calyx or leaf a carinate sternum of a bird

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  • having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship
  • wild birds having keeled breastbones for accessory of trip muscles
  • Alt. of Carinated

Sentence Examples with the word carinate

Huxley, in 1868, divided the carinate birds into Dromaeo-, Schizo-, Desmo-, and Aegithognathae, an arrangement which for many years had a considerable influence upon classification.

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