[kar-uh-neyt, -nit or kar-uh-ney-tid]
- 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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Examples from the Web for carinated
A shell characterized by a keel or keels is said to be carinated.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
Shell with regular, carinated, approximating, longitudinal ribs.
Male puparium white, narrow, carinated; length, about 1/36in.
They have a carinated beak, pretty strongly curved, and a forked tail.Reptiles and Birds
Spire with carinated plaits, the interstices with slender, crowded, transverse grooves.
- biology having a keel or ridge; shaped like a keel
C17: from Latin carīnāre to furnish with a keel or shell, from carīna keel
- Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
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