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Definition 1: any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom - [noun denoting body]

(carina is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of carina ) ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain

(... is a kind of carina ) the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

Definition 2: a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the star Canopus - [noun denoting object]

(carina is an instance of ...) a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

(... is part of carina) formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela

(carina is a member of ...) supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky

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