carina

noun ca·ri·na \ kə-ˈrī-nə , -ˈrē- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of carina

plural carinas or carinae play \kə-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\
1 :a keel-shaped anatomical part, ridge, or process
2 Carina :a constellation in the southern hemisphere lying near the Southern Cross that is represented by the figure of a ship's keel

Origin and Etymology of carina

New Latin, from Latin, hull, keel — more at careen


Medical Dictionary

carina

noun ca·ri·na \ kə-ˈrī-nə , -ˈrē- \

medical Definition of carina

plural carinas or carinae play \-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī\
: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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