carina

play
noun ca·ri·na \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\

Definition of carina

plural

carinas

or

carinae

play \-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 and Etymology of carina

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


First Known Use: circa 1704


Medical Dictionary

carina

play play
noun ca·ri·na \kə-ˈrī-nə, -ˈrē-\

Medical Definition of carina

plural

carinas

or

carinae

\-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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carina? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ