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carina

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noun ca·ri·na \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\

Definition of carina

plural ca·ri·nas or ca·ri·naeplay \-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\

  1. 1 :  a keel-shaped anatomical part, ridge, or process

  2. 2 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


Medical Dictionary

carina

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noun ca·ri·na \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\

Medical Definition of carina

plural carinas or ca·ri·nae \-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\play

  1. :  any of various keel-shaped anatomical structures, ridges, or processes: asa:  a ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brainb:  the ventral distal part of the vagina




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