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  • n. An upper turbinal, connected directly with the ethmoid bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Turbinated or scroll-like, as the lateral masses of the ethmoid; pertaining to the ethmoturbinal.
  • n. One of the two so-called lateral masses of the ethmoid bone, constituting the greater part of that bone, as distinguished from the perpendicular and cribriform plates; the light cellular or spongy bone of which the ethmoid chiefly consists, known in human anatomy as the superior and middle turbinate bones, forming most of the inner wall of the orbit of the eye, and nearly filling the nasal fossæ above the inferior meatus of the nose. See cut under nasal.


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