Having the shape of a cone resting on its apex.
A turbinate bone.
Origin of turbinalFrom Latin turbō, turbin-, spinning top; see turbine.
(comparative more turbinal, superlative most turbinal)
- (anatomy) A turbinate bone.
Latin turbinis (â€œa top, whirlâ€).
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 of turbinateClassical Latin turbinatus ; from turbo (gen. turbinis), a whirl, rotation: for Indo-European base see turbid
- a turbinate shell
- a turbinate bone