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: L turbinatus from turbo (gen. turbinis), a whirl, rotation: for Indo-European base see turbid
- a turbinate shell
- a turbinate bone
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