- Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.
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Carinate, keeled, furnished with a sharp ridge or projection on the lower side.The Elements of Botany
Calyx 5-parted, fleshy, enclosing the fruit (utricle) and often carinate or crested.
All other existing birds belong to the second division, and are called (from the keel on the breast-bone) carinate birds.
It must have been that of the struthious birds or that of the carinate birds, or something different from both.
If it was that of the carinate birds, how did the struthious birds and Dinosauria independently agree to differ?
- biology having a keel or ridge; shaped like a keel
Word Origin for carinate
- Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.