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Definition: 'Carina'

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carina

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kă-rī′nă, -rī′nē

Definitions:
1. In humans, a term applied or applicable to several anatomic structures forming a projecting central ridge.
2. That portion of the sternum in a bird, bat, or mole that serves as the origin of the pectoral muscles; it is not found in flightless birds or in most mammals.

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