1. birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
  1. having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship
    a carinate sepal
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How To Use carinate In A Sentence

  • Domestic finds include various scrapers, borers, beads, and pottery consisting mainly of undecorated carinated bowls. Ballynashllog Jackpot
  • By the way, Stephanie Clutts, student of Andy Anderson at Southern Illinois University, is examining the DNA of all the species of Anguispira and I am hopeful that she will be able to address the relationship between the typical and carinate forms of A. alternata. Anguispira alternata angulata
  • Antennae longer and more porrect; second submarginal cell as long as the third; abdomen broader at the base, its ventral surface concave; hypopygium scarcely carinated laterally, and pygidium prominent and deeply emarginate, its lateral edges produced into acute teeth. Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2
  • Baker2 had noted that in several counties of Illinois a form of Anguispira alternata occurs which has a carinated periphery and a low spire... Anguispira alternata angulata
  • In the southern part of Illinois there is a tendency for the shell of alternata to become carinated on the periphery, even when the spire is high. Anguispira alternata angulata
  • In my mind, "carinate" means that there is a distinct thickening of the shell carbonate along the perifery, not just a sharp change in curvature angular. Anguispira alternata angulata
  • Although he makes the point that the periphery is "hardly to be called keeled", to me "carinated", "angular" and "keeled" all mean more or less the same thing, especially when the degree of carination is variable. Archive 2007-02-01
  • a carinate sepal
  • Excuse me, they retain the carinate morphs when adult too, or does that coalesces as long as they grow on? Mysterious snails of the Potomac
  • Abdomen petiolated, smooth and shining, with a beautiful glossy pile, which is most dense at the sides; the apical segment longitudinally subcarinated in the middle above. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
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