or car·i·nat·ed

[ kar-uh-neyt, -nit or kar-uh-ney-tid ]
/ ˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt or ˈkær əˌneɪ tɪd /


Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.

Origin of carinate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for carinate



/ (ˈkærɪˌneɪt) /


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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Medicine definitions for carinate


[ kărə-nāt′, -nĭt ]


Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
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