Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A turbinate formation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of spinning or whirling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of spinning or whirling, as a top.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of turbinating, or the state of being turbinate.
  • n. That which is turbinated; a whorled or scroll-like formation, as a shell.

Etymologies

Compare Latin tirbinatio a pointing in the form of a cone. See turbinate. (Wiktionary)

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