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 (tûr′bə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj. also tur·bi·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
1. Shaped like a top.
2. Spinning like a top.
3. Zoology Spiral and decreasing sharply in diameter from base to apex. Used especially of shells.
4. 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.

[Latin turbinātus, from turbō, turbin-, spinning top; see turbine.]


(ˈtɜːbɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt) or


1. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to any of the thin scroll-shaped bones situated on the walls of the nasal passages
2. (Anatomy) shaped like a spiral or scroll
3. (Zoology) (esp of the shells of certain molluscs) shaped like an inverted cone
4. (Anatomy) Also called: nasal concha a turbinate bone
5. (Zoology) a turbinate shell
[C17: from Latin turbō spinning top]
ˌturbiˈnation n


(ˈtɜr bə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

adj. Also, tur′bi•nat`ed.
1. having the shape of an inverted cone; whorled; spiraled.
2. of or pertaining to certain scroll-like, spongy bones of the nasal passages.
3. a turbinate shell.
[1655–65; < Latin turbinātus shaped like a top =turbin-, s. of turbō a top (see turbine) + -ātus -ate1]
tur`bi•na′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbinate - any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebratesturbinate - any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
nasal concha - one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
Adj.1.turbinate - of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passagesturbinate - of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages
2.turbinate - in the shape of a coilturbinate - in the shape of a coil    
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"


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This includes the middle nasal turbinate, with the resultant cell known as a concha bullosa.
The turbinate enlargement in these patients is usually bilateral and is due to thickening of the mucosa without hypertrophy of the underlying structures.
We present an exceedingly rare localization of osteoma within the cavity of a concha bullosa of the middle turbinate in a 38-year-old woman with frontal headaches and right-sided facial pain.
After taking permission from hospital ethical committee one hundred and twenty patients of inferior turbinate enlargement fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected through non-probability sampling.
The dorsal nasal turbinate was the longest and extended from level of third transverse rugae of hard palate to level of cribriform plate of ethmoid bone and it continued rostrally as straight fold.
Turbinate hypertrophy is frequently the base of nasal obstructive diseases.
Objective: To compare the outcomes of the nasal obstruction, the main symptom of the patients who underwent radiofrequency and lateral displacement of the inferior turbinate and patients who were treated with radiofrequency alone.
They are anterior to the anterior attachment of the middle turbinate to the skull base.
Patients who have allergic or vasomotor rhinitis, and are planned to undergo reduction of the inferior turbinate, were selected.
The test was restricted to three areas of the sinus: Bulla Ethmoidalis, Middle Turbinate and Medial Wall of Maxillary sinus.
In July 1997 shortly before going away to college Chris Martin underwent surgery to remove turbinate tissue from both sides of his nose.
When appropriate, an inferior turbinate reduction can be helpful.