Carinal



Zoology. a keellike part or ridge, especially a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
Botany. the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style.
Historical Examples

The basal margin on the carinal side of the spur is sometimes a little hollowed out.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

Scuta.The scuta and carinal half of the terga are blueish-green.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

The lines of growth are upturned along the carinal margin, which consequently is a little protuberant, but to a varying degree.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

The carinal half of the basal margin generally forms an angle with the spur of only a little above a rectangle.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

The crests for the carinal depressor muscle are barely developed.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

The carinal margin of the valve is just perceptibly bowed, and is formed by rectangularly upturned lines of growth.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

Tergum with the carinal half of the basal margin sometimes much hollowed out.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

Terga with the spur bluntly pointed; nearly the whole basal margin, on the carinal side, slopes towards the spur.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

The occludent margin is curved, and blends by a regular sweep into the carinal margin, so that there is no acute upper angle.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) Charles Darwin

The carinal margins of the compartments project a little inwards.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

noun (pl) -nae (-niː), -nas
a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
noun (Latin genitive) Carinae (kəˈriːniː; -ˈraɪ-)
a large conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere close to the Southern Cross that contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky. It was originally considered part of Argo

carina ca·ri·na (kə-rī’nə, -rē’-)
n. pl. ca·ri·nae (-nē)
A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as the ridge on the under surface of the fornix of the brain.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Carinate

    Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike. Historical Examples If it was that of the carinate birds, how did the struthious birds and Dinosauria independently agree to differ? On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart Calyx 5-parted, fleshy, enclosing the fruit (utricle) and often carinate or crested. The Manual of the Botany of the […]

  • Carinated

    Zoology, Botany. formed with a carina; keellike. Historical Examples They have a carinated beak, pretty strongly curved, and a forked tail. Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier A shell characterized by a keel or keels is said to be carinated. A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby The carina is thick, measured from the inner convex to […]



  • Carinate abdomen

    carinate abdomen carinate abdomen n. A sloping of the sides of the abdomen with a prominence of the central line.

  • Caring

    a state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern: He was never free from care. a cause or object of worry, anxiety, concern, etc.: Their son has always been a great care to them. serious attention; solicitude; heed; caution: She devotes great care to her work. protection; charge: He is under […]



Disclaimer: Carinal definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.