carinate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin carinatus, from carina (keel).

Adjective[edit]

carinate (comparative more carinate, superlative most carinate)

  1. Keel-shaped, as in a boat's keel.
    a carinate calyx or leaf
    a carinate sternum
  2. (ornithology) Of a bird, having a keeled breastbone allowing the attachment of flight muscles.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Almost exclusively used in describing organisms and archaeological artifacts.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

carinate

  1. vocative masculine singular of carinatus