nasal-concha

nasal concha

noun
turbinate ( def 4 ).
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turbinate

[tur-buh-nit, -neyt]
adjective
1.
Also, turbinated. having the shape of an inverted cone; scroll-like; whorled; spiraled.
2.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to certain scroll-like, spongy bones of the nasal passages in humans and other vertebrates.
3.
inversely conical.
noun
4.
a turbinate shell.
5.
Also called nasal concha. Anatomy. a turbinate bone.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin turbinātus shaped like a top, equivalent to turbin- (stem of turbō a top; see turbine) + -ātus -ate1

turbination, noun
nonturbinate, adjective
nonturbinated, adjective
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turbinate or turbinal (ˈtɜːbɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt, ˈtɜːbɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  anatomy of or relating to any of the thin scroll-shaped bones situated on the walls of the nasal passages
2.  shaped like a spiral or scroll
3.  (esp of the shells of certain molluscs) shaped like an inverted cone
 
n
4.  Also called: nasal concha a turbinate bone
5.  a turbinate shell
 
[C17: from Latin turbō spinning top]
 
turbinal or turbinal
 
adj
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin turbō spinning top]
 
turbi'nation or turbinal
 
n

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nasal concha n.
See ethmoidal crest.

turbinate tur·bi·nate (tûr'bə-nĭt, -nāt') or tur·bi·nat·ed (-nā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Shaped like a top.

  2. Of or relating to a turbinate bone.

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