Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: carinate  'ker-u,neyt [N. Amer], 'ka-ru,neyt [Brit]
  1. Having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship
    "a carinate sepal";
    - ridged, carinated, keeled
Noun: carinate  'ker-u,neyt [N. Amer], 'ka-ru,neyt [Brit]
  1. Birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
    - carinate bird, flying bird

Derived forms: carinates

Type of: bird

Antonym: ratite

Encyclopedia: Carinate