adj. (of a bird) having a keeled breastbone (opp. RATITE).
Etymology: L carinatus keeled f. carina keel

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  • Carinate — Car i*nate, Carinated Car i*na teda. [L. carinatus, fr. carina keel.] Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carinate — ● carinate nom masculin (latin carina, carène) Oiseau muni d un bréchet. (C est le cas de tous les oiseaux capables de voler ; seuls les ratites ne sont pas des carinates.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • carinate — [kar′ə nāt΄, kar′ənit] adj. [ModL < L carinatus < carina: see CARINA] Biol. having a ridge down the middle; keel shaped: also carinated …   English World dictionary

  • carinate bird — noun birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles • Syn: ↑carinate, ↑flying bird • Ant: ↑ratite (for: ↑carinate) • Derivationally related forms: ↑carin …   Useful english dictionary

  • carinate — or carinated adjective Date: 1781 having or shaped like a keel or carina …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Carinate — Carinatae Carinatae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carinate — with keel or ridge along the mid line …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • carinate — adj. [L. carina, keel] 1. Ridged or keeled; furnished with raised lines or ridges. 2. Possessing a carina. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Conchostraca, a valve bearing rib(s); see ratite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • carinate — carination, n. /kar euh nayt , nit/, adj. Zool., Bot. formed with a carina; keellike. Also, carinated. [1775 85; < L carinatus, equiv. to carin(a) keel + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • carinate — adjective a) Keel shaped, as in a boats keel. b) Of a bird, having a keeled breastbone allowing the attachment of flight muscles. Syn: ridged …   Wiktionary

  • carinate — Shaped like a keel; relating to or resembling a carina. * * * car·i·nate kar ə .nāt, nət adj having or shaped like a keel or carina * * * car·i·nate (karґĭ nāt) [L. carina a keel] keel shaped; having a keellike process …   Medical dictionary

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