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Having the shape of a cone resting on its apex.
n. Anatomy
A turbinate bone.

[From Latin turbō, turbin-, spinning top; see turbine.]
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Noun1.turbinal - any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebratesturbinal - 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"
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The electricians had contrived a catchment pool and a wheel in the torrent close at hand--for the little Mulhausen dynamo with its turbinal volute used by the telegraphists was quite adaptable to water driving, and on the sixth day in the evening the apparatus was in working order and the Prince was calling--weakly, indeed, but calling--to his air-fleet across the empty spaces of the world.
Voltaic: turbinal puncture for the relief of intumescent and hypertrophic rhinitis.
Microfibrilla and fibrilla settles down in separate layers of cellulose turbinal, at an angle 20-40[degrees] to a fiber axis therefore fiber twists as a spiral concerning the axis [4].
Because of the cycles of the turbinal motion of the observer, each single stargate has its own twin respectively to the periods of the motion.
The turbinal recorded statements of more than 300 people during the inquiry including policemen and witnesses.
Or, as our scientist succinctly says: "They have elaborately folded turbinal bones, covered with blood-rich membranes which warm the air as they breathe in, and cool it as they breathe out.
Briefly, as cool external air is inhaled, it absorbs heat and moisture from the turbinal linings.
Although this type of pseudostratified, mucociliated epithelium lines the upper respiratory tract of all air-breathing vertebrates, where it cleanses and moistens respired air, only in mammals and birds is its surface area greatly expanded by the complex turbinal structures of the nasal cavity (Matthes 1934; Negus 1958).
Testifying to the validity of his assumptions was the apparent relief of dysmenorrhea and labor pains by the application of cocaine to the turbinal bones of the nose, to the so-called "genital spots.
Since Fliess claimed that a portion of those same nasal turbinal bones, which figured so prominently in his theory of sexuality, had a reflexive effect upon the stomach, Eckstein, at Freud's suggestion, submitted to nasal surgery.