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tur·bi·nate

 (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.]

turbinate

(ˈtɜːbɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt) or

turbinal

adj
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
n
4. (Anatomy) Also called: nasal concha a turbinate bone
5. (Zoology) a turbinate shell
[C17: from Latin turbō spinning top]
ˌturbiˈnation n

tur•bi•nate

(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.
n.
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"
Translations

turbinate

n cornete m
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