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English adjective: turbinate

1. turbinate of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages

2. turbinate in the shape of a coil

Synonymscoiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled


Antonymsuncoiled, straight

English noun: turbinate

1. turbinate (body) any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates

Synonymsturbinal, turbinate bone

Broader (hypernym)bone, os

Narrower (hyponym)nasal concha

Part meronymnose, olfactory organ

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