carinate bird

carinate bird
noun
birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
Syn: ↑carinate, ↑flying bird
Ant: ↑ratite (for: ↑carinate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑carinate (for: ↑carinate)
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Part Meronyms: ↑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 — 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 — [ karɪneɪt, nət] adjective Ornithology denoting a bird having a carina. Contrasted with ratite. Derivatives carinated adjective carination noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • carinate — adj. (of a bird) having a keeled breastbone (opp. RATITE). Etymology: L carinatus keeled f. carina keel …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • flightless bird — noun flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds • Syn: ↑ratite, ↑ratite bird • Ant: ↑carinate (for: ↑ratite) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ratite bird — noun flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds • Syn: ↑ratite, ↑flightless bird • Ant: ↑carinate (for: ↑ratite) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Liaoningornis — Taxobox name = Liaoningornis fossil range = Early Cretaceous image width = 200px image caption = Model of Liaoningornis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Ornithurae genus = Liaoningornis genus authority = Hou, 1996… …   Wikipedia

  • Carinated — 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

  • Limenavis — Taxobox name = Limenavis fossil range = Late Cretaceous (Campanian/Maastrichtian) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Ornithurae unranked ordo = Carinatae unranked familia = Neornithes? genus = Limenavis genus… …   Wikipedia

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