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 for turbinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turbinate \Tur"bi*nate\, v. i.
     To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turbinate \Tur"bi*nate\, Turbinated \Tur"bi*na`ted\, a. [L.
     turbinatus, fr. turbo, turben, turbinis, a whirl, top.]
     1. Whirling in the manner of a top.
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              A spiral and turbinated motion of the whole.
                                                    --Bentley.
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     2. (Bot.) Shaped like a top, or inverted cone; narrow at the
        base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated ovary,
        pericarp, or root.
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     3. (Anat.) Turbinal.
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     4. (Zool.) Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a
        large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turbinate
      adj 1: of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in
             the nasal passages
      2: in the shape of a coil [syn: coiling, helical, spiral,
         spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate]
      n 1: any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in
           man and other vertebrates [syn: turbinate bone,
           turbinate, turbinal]

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