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carinate

[kar-uh-neyt, -nit] /ˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt/
adjective
1.
Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike.
Also, carinated.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Latin carīnātus, equivalent to carīn(a) keel + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
carination, noun
multicarinate, adjective
multicarinated, adjective
subcarinate, adjective
subcarinated, adjective
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Examples for carinate
  • Elytron carinate, with large, deep punctures forming striae.
  • These intermediates possess either distinctly carinate fruits, reticulate valves, or only slightly cordate fruits.
British Dictionary definitions for carinate

carinate

/ˈkærɪˌneɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having a keel or ridge; shaped like a keel
Word Origin
C17: from Latin carīnāre to furnish with a keel or shell, from carīna keel
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carinate in Medicine

carinate car·i·nate (kār'ə-nāt', -nĭt)
adj.
Shaped like or having a carina or keel; ridged.

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