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
- 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
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.