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Noun: turbinate  tur-bi-nut
  1. Any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    - turbinate bone, turbinal
Adjective: turbinate  tur-bi-nut
  1. Of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages
  2. In the shape of a coil
    - coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling [US], volute, voluted, whorled, spiralling [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: turbinates

See also: coiled

Type of: bone, os[2]

Part of: nose, olfactory organ

Encyclopedia: Turbinate