[kar-uh-neyt, -nit or kar-uh-ney-tid]
Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.
Origin of carinate
1775–85;Related formscar·i·na·tion, nounmul·ti·car·i·nate, adjectivemul·ti·car·i·nat·ed, adjectivesub·car·i·nate, adjectivesub·car·i·nat·ed, adjective
< Latin carīnātus,
equivalent to carīn(a
) keel + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for carinated
Historical Examples of carinated
A shell characterized by a keel or keels is said to be carinated.
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.
Spire with carinated plaits, the interstices with slender, crowded, transverse grooves.
British Dictionary definitions for carinated
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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Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.
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