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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tur·bi·nate /ˈtɝbənət, ˌnet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tur·bi·nate /ˈtɝbənət, ˌnet/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·bi·nate v. i. To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·bi·nate Tur·bi·na·ted a.
 1. Whirling in the manner of a top.
    A spiral and turbinated motion of the whole.   --Bentley.
 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.
 3. Anat. Turbinal.
 4. Zool. Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      n : any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in
          man and other vertebrates [syn: turbinate bone, turbinal]