turbinal

turbinal

[tur-buh-nl]
adjective
noun
2.
Anatomy. a turbinate bone.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin turbin- (stem of turbō a whirlwind, top; see turbine) + -al1

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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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