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Meaning of CARINATE

Pronunciation:  'karu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
  2. [adj]  having or shaped like a carina or keel
  3. [adj]  having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or the keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal"
 

CARINATE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: carinate bird, carinated, carinated, flying bird, keeled, keeled, ridged, ridged
 
 Antonyms: flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird
 
 See Also: bird, keel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car"i*nate\, Carinated \Car"i*na`ted\a. [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).

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Shaped like a ridge, or having a structure so shaped.
 

 

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