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Carina   Listen
noun
Carina  n.  
1.
(Bot.) A keel.
(a)
That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification.
(b)
A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
2.
(Zool.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.






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"Carina" Quotes from Famous Books



... right and left main bronchi, termed the carina, is situated to the left of the midtracheal line. It is recognized endoscopically as a short, shining ridge running sagitally, or, as the patient lies in the recumbent position, we speak of it as being vertical. On either side ...
— Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy - A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery • Chevalier Jackson

... Carina, a collection of stone huts on an open green slope, which reaches up to the rocky sides of the Kom. It is the highest point inhabited in Montenegro by the shepherds in the summer, and lies over five thousand feet above the sea-level. During this period ...
— The Land of the Black Mountain - The Adventures of Two Englishmen in Montenegro • Reginald Wyon



Words linked to "Carina" :   Argo, carina fornicis, anatomical structure, constellation, Canopus, bodily structure, complex body part



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