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keel

(kēl),
1. Paratyphoid or salmonellosis of ducklings.
2. The anatomic term referring to the line along the ventral aspect of bird's breastbone; a bony prominence.

keel

(in prosthetics) a device in a stored-energy foot prosthesis that bends the foot upward when weight is applied to the toe. See also carina, Seattle Foot, stored-energy foot.

keel

see CARINA.

keel

1. the ventrally directed large surface of the bird's sternum, the site of attachment of the major muscles of flight. Called also carina.
2. the prominent area over the sternum in Dachshunds.
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Keel took all the SRA required courses in the first half of 2009.
Keel was a charter member of the Capital Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA), the Michigan Music Teachers Association, The National Federation of Music Clubs and Lansing Matinee Musicale.
Sailing boat components such as the keel and rudder are typically relatively simple to produce for leisure ships.
It is a great personal privilege to confirm this keel on such a brave and bold future for our Navy," the CNO said.
The currently reported prevalence rates represent 1% to 3% of the population in industrialized countries; however, actual rates may be considerably higher as the accuracy of these statistics remains suspect due to underreporting (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Keel et al.
There's not a single Garda in Keel on Achill Island, Co Mayo, since the retirement of long-serving officer Paedar Howley.
Bernett and Keel challenge the prevailing opinion about the stele and, in presenting their argument, showcase the importance of iconographic study for reconstructing religious traditions.
the keel seam; the word pay comes on board from Old French payer, which meant "to apply pitch.
Her masts, rigging, and guns removed and hull covered with scaffolds, Constitution has been drydocked since last July, resting on keel blocks and supported by shoring timbers.