nasal concha

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nasal concha

One of the three scroll-like bones that project medially from the lateral wall of the nasal cavity; a turbinate bone. The superior and middle conchae are processes of the lateral mass of the ethmoid bone; the inferior concha is a facial bone. Each overlies a meatus.
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pl. conchae [L.] a shell-shaped structure.

concha of auricle
the base of the auricle of the external ear, bounded anteriorly by the tragus and posteriorly by the antihelix.
ethmoidal concha
a series of scroll-like bones which arise from the ethmoid bone, project into the nasal chambers and support the olfactory mucous membrane.
nasal concha
one of two or three delicate, mucosa-covered turbinate bones occupying a large part of each half of the nasal cavity. See also Table 10.