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noun Zoology, Botany.
  1. a small carina.
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Also car·i·nule [kar-uh-nool, -nyool] /ˈkær əˌnul, -ˌnyul/.

Origin of carinula

< New Latin, equivalent to carīn(a) carina + -ula -ule
Related formsca·rin·u·late [kuh-rin-yuh-leyt, -lit] /kəˈrɪn yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for carinula

Historical Examples

  • Carinula -ae: a little carina or keel-like ridge; specifically, the longitudinal elevation on the middle of snout in Rhynchophora.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith