Carinatae

Carinatae

Car`i*na"t[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., Fem. pl. fr. L. carinatus. See Carinate.] A grand division of birds, including all existing flying birds; -- So called from the carina or keel on the breastbone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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