carinate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin carinatus, from carina (keel).

AdjectiveEdit

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 notesEdit

  • Almost exclusively used in describing organisms and archaeological artifacts.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

carinate

  1. vocative masculine singular of carinatus
Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 13:09