Turbinate meaning

tûr'bə-nĭt, -nāt'
Shaped like a top.
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Spinning like a top.
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Spiral and decreasing sharply in diameter from base to apex. Used especially of shells.
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Of, relating to, or designating a small curved bone that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage in mammals and birds.
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A turbinate bone.
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Shaped like a cone resting on its apex, as a molluskan shell.
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Shaped like a scroll or spiral; specif., designating or of any of certain spiral, spongy bones in the nasal passages.
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A turbinate shell.
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A turbinate bone.
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Shaped like a top.
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Relating to or designating a small curved bone that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage in mammals and birds.
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A turbinate bone.
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Shaped or spinning like a top.
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In the shape of a coil.
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(zoology) Spiral and decreasing sharply in diameter from base to apex. Used especially of shells.
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(anatomy) Of, or relating to, the turbinate bone.
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(anatomy) A turbinal or turbinate bone.
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To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl.
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Origin of turbinate

  • Latin turbinātus from turbō turbin- spinning top turbine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin turbinatus.
    From Wiktionary