To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl.
Whirling in the manner of a top.
Shaped like a top, or inverted cone; narrow at the base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated ovary, pericarp, or root.
Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.
small, shelf-like, cartilaginous structures covered by mucous membranes, which protrude into the nasal airway to help warm, humidify, and cleanse inhaled air on its way to the lungs.
a. (L. turbinatus, whirl, rotation) inversely conical; shaped like a cone resting on its apex.
of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages
in the shape of a coil
Structures on sidewall of nose. Adds surface area for nasal filtration function
also called the nasal concha; any of three bones (lowest, middle, and upper) within the nose that are surrounded by soft tissue and form the sides of the nasal cavity.
Shaped like a top, commonly applied to the shape of a ripe Turbinicarpus fruit.
Structure inside the nose that humidifies and filters air.
Latin turbo = a child's (spinning) top; hence shaped like a top. Old term for nasal conchi.
Top-shaped; obconic. Parent Term: Shape__3d Difficulty Level
The organ inside of the nose (one on each side) which humidifies, filters, and warms inspired air. When too large, the turbinates can actually be responsible for causing nasal obstruction.
Nasal lining that swells due to allergy.
Delicate inner lining of the nasal passage that swells with nasal allergy and blocks nose.
In anatomy, a turbinate (or nasal concha) is a long, narrow and curled bone shelf (shaped like an elongated sea-shell) which protrudes into the breathing passage of the nose. Turbinate bone refers to any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in humans and other vertebrates. http://www.bartelby.com/107/223.html Anatomy of the Human Body Gray, Henry (1918) The Nasal Cavity.