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turbinate

 [ter´bĭ-nāt]
1. shaped like a top; called also turbinal.
2. a nasal concha.

tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt),
A bone shaped like a child's toy top, especially referring to turbinated bones. See: inferior nasal concha, middle nasal concha, superior nasal concha, supreme nasal concha.

turbinate

/tur·bi·nate/ (-nāt)
1. shaped like a top.
2. any of the nasal conchae.

turbinate

(tûr′bə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj. also turbinated (-nā′tĭd)
1. Shaped like a top.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or designating a small curved bone that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage in mammals and birds.
n. (-nāt′)
Anatomy A turbinate bone.

turbinate

[tur′binit]
Etymology: L, turbinum, top-shaped
1 pertaining to a scroll shape.
2 pertaining to the concha nasalis.

tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt)
1. Shaped like a top.
[L. turbinatus, shaped like a top]

turbinate

(of plant parts) shaped like an inverted cone.

Turbinate

Ridge-shaped cartilage or soft bony tissue inside the nose.
Mentioned in: Nasal Packing

turbinal, turbinate

1. shaped like a top.
2. turbinate bone (concha nasalis ossea).
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At day 3 postexposure, RT-PCR detected hMPV viral RNA in the nasal turbinates of poults in each group exposed to hMPV.
At days 3 and 5 postexposure, each of the 4 genotypes had caused mild to moderate histopathologic lesions in the nasal turbinates of poults inoculated with hMPV.
On day 3 postexposure, immunohistochemical evaluation showed hMPV antigen in the epithelial surface of nasal turbinates of poults in each group inoculated with hMPV (Figure 3A).
All 4 genotypes of hMPV did infect turkeys, as evidenced by clinical signs, RT-PCR results, immunohistochemical findings, and histopathologic changes in the nasal turbinates and tracheas of exposed turkeys.
Infiltration of inflammatory cells was observed in the nasal turbinates of poults infected with hMPV and aMPV.
In our turkey poults, we did not detect inflammatory lesions in the lungs, although nasal turbinates and tracheas showed infiltration of inflammatory cells.
In our study, each of the 4 genotypes of hMPV caused a transient infection in turkey poults, as evidenced by clinical sign scores from days 4 to 9 postexposure, detection of hMPV RNA in nasal turbinates at days 3 and 5 postexposure, and histopathologic lesions in the turbinates and tracheas.
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