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carinate

[ kar-uh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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adjective

Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.

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Also car·i·nat·ed [kar-uh-ney-tid] /ˈkær əˌneɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of carinate

1775–85; <Latin carīnātus, equivalent to carīn(a) keel + -ātus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for carinate

carinate

carinated

/ (ˈkærɪˌneɪt) /

adjective

biology having a keel or ridge; shaped like a keel

Word Origin for carinate

C17: from Latin carīnāre to furnish with a keel or shell, from carīna keel
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Medical definitions for carinate

carinate
[ kărə-nāt′, -nĭt ]

adj.

Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
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