- Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.
Origin of carinate
Examples from the Web for carinated
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for carinate
- Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.