turbinate

Definitions of turbinate
  1. adjective
    in the shape of a coil
    synonyms: coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled
    coiled
    curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
  2. adjective
    of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages
  3. noun
    any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    synonyms: turbinal, turbinate bone
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    types:
    nasal concha
    one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity
    type of:
    bone, os
    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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