Definition of Turbinal

1. Noun. Any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates.

Exact synonyms: Turbinate, Turbinate Bone
Specialized synonyms: Nasal Concha
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Nose, Olfactory Organ

Definition of Turbinal

1. a. Rolled in a spiral; scroll-like; turbinate; -- applied to the thin, plicated, bony or cartilaginous plates which support the olfactory and mucous membranes of the nasal chambers.

2. n. A turbinal bone or cartilage.

Definition of Turbinal

1. Adjective. Having the shape of a cone resting on its apex. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A turbinate bone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turbinal

1. a bone of the nasal passage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Turbinal

1. Rolled in a spiral; scroll-like; turbinate; applied to the thin, plicated, bony or cartilaginous plates which support the olfactory and mucous membranes of the nasal chambers. There are usually several of these plates in each nasal chamber. The upper ones, connected directly with the ethmoid bone, are called ethmoturbinals, and the lower, connected with the maxillae, maxillo-turbinals. Incurved portions of the wall of the nasal chamber are sometimes called pseudoturbinals, to distinguish them from the true turbinals which are free outgrowths into the chambers. Origin: L. Turbo, turben, -inis, a top, whirl. A turbinal bone or cartilage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Turbinal

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1. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"IO-turbinal. This consists of other plicated delicate lamella? which proceed from the inner surface of the maxilla. The grooves and folds of this mass of ..."

2. The Catarrhal and Suppurative Diseases of the Accessory Sinuses of the Nose by Ross Hall Skillern (1913)
"Pre-turbinal Method: Canfield's Operation.™6—The rationale of the operation is to create an opening in the anterior inferior angle of the antrum, ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"The turbinal bone* projects along the outer wall of the nasal cavity below the position of the ethmoid bone and overhangs the inferior nasal meatus. ..."

4. An American Text-book of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat by George Edmund De Schweinitz, Burton Alexander Randall (1899)
"... is frequently associated with hypertrophy of the turbinal body ; while that of the ... attachment to the left middle turbinal. The dotted lines indicate ..."

5. Therapeutic Gazette (1897)
"This action is directly opposed to that of cocaine, and renders the drug of little value when the turbinal tissues are much hypertrophied, ..."

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