noun \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\
plural ca·ri·nas or ca·ri·nae\-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\

Definition of CARINA

:  a keel-shaped anatomical part, ridge, or process
capitalized :  a constellation in the southern hemisphere lying near the Southern Cross

Origin of CARINA

New Latin, from Latin, hull, keel — more at careen
First Known Use: circa 1704


noun \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural carinas or ca·ri·nae \-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\

Medical Definition of CARINA

: any of various keel-shaped anatomical structures, ridges, or processes: as a : a ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain b : the ventral distal part of the vagina


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