Definition of carination in US English:

carination

noun

  • See carinate

    • ‘Furthermore, recently sectioned topotypes of Orthocyathus flexus include forms with stronger carination than is normally found in Cyathophyllum dianthus.’
    • ‘The early form had a flaring body with an inwardly thickened, inturned rim offset by a marked carination outside.’
    • ‘Other genera and species of the Goniasmatidae have a heliciform larval shell without carination while the larval shell of the Erwinispirinae is markedly bicarinate.’
    • ‘In most cases, the carinated bowl has a wider diameter (at either the carination or the orifice) than the height of the vessel.’

Pronunciation

carination

/ˌkarəˈnāSHən/