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Webster 1913 Edition


Carinatae


Carˊi-na′tæ

,
Noun.
pl.
[NL., Fem. pl. fr. L.
carinatus
. See
Carinate
.]
A grand division of birds, including all existing flying birds; – So called from the carina or keel on the breastbone.

Definition 2021


Carinatae

Carinatae

See also: carinatae

Translingual

Proper noun

Carinatae

  1. (dated) A taxonomic subclass within the class Aves – Birds having a pronounced keel-like sternum, to which muscles used in flight attach.
  2. A taxonomic clade within the class Aves – Birds descended from a certain common ancestral type of bird, possibly having a keel-like sternum and other bone-structure characteristics.

Usage notes

  • Bird lineage remains particularly unsettled, so the definition and relationships of Carinatae is subject to revision and the name may become disused.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

carinatae

carinatae

See also: Carinatae

Latin

Adjective

carinatae

  1. nominative feminine plural of carinatus
  2. genitive feminine singular of carinatus
  3. dative feminine singular of carinatus
  4. vocative feminine plural of carinatus