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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).