carina

noun
ca·ri·na | \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē- \
plural carinas or carinae\kə-ˈrī-ˌnē, -ˈrē-ˌnī \

Definition of carina 

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

First Known Use of carina

circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carina

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

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carina

noun
ca·ri·na | \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē- \
plural carinas or carinae\-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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