noun. any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates.
- olfactory organ
- turbinate bone
- nasal concha
adjective. in the shape of a coil.
- straight line
- deflationary spiral
- inflationary spiral
Example sentences of the word turbinate
1. Noun, singular or mass
If nasal turbinate swelling persists despite home treatment or if you find that treatments which used to work become less effective, see a qualified physician.
The goal of turbinate reduction is to preserve the normal functioning of the lining of your nose while correcting the obstruction to restore normal breathing.
3. Verb, base form
Some patients will be able to resume light exercise after septoplasty and possibly turbinate reduction after seven days, while others may need to wait two weeks or more.