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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


Similarcoiled


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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