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 for carinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carinate \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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the
             keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal" [syn: ridged,
             carinate, carinated, keeled]
      n 1: birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight
           muscles [syn: carinate, carinate bird, flying bird]
           [ant: flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird]

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