turbinal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having the shape of a cone resting on its apex.noun Anatomy
A turbinate bone.
Origin: From Latin turbō, turbin-, spinning top; see turbine.
Variant of turbinate
- shaped like a cone resting on its apex, as a molluskan shell
- shaped like a scroll or spiral; specif., designating or of any of certain spiral, spongy bones in the nasal passages
Origin: Classical Latin turbinatus ; from turbo (gen. turbinis), a whirl, rotation: for Indo-European base see turbid
- a turbinate shell
- a turbinate bone