- Zoology. a keellike part or ridge, especially a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
- Botany. the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style.
Origin of carina
Examples from the Web for carinal
Historical Examples of carinal
Scuta.The scuta and carinal half of the terga are blueish-green.
The carinal half of the basal margin generally forms an angle with the spur of only a little above a rectangle.
The basal margin on the carinal side of the spur is sometimes a little hollowed out.
The crests for the carinal depressor muscle are barely developed.
The lines of growth are upturned along the carinal margin, which consequently is a little protuberant, but to a varying degree.
- a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
Word Origin for carina
- a large conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere close to the Southern Cross that contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky. It was originally considered part of Argo
- A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as the ridge on the under surface of the fornix of the brain.