the small curved bones that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage [ MP:0002244 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 ]

Synonyms: turbinal bone ossified nasal turbinate turbinate bone ossified turbinate ossified nasal turbinal

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Gray153.png

external ontology notes

FMA considers nasal concha and nasal concha of ethmoid bone to be synonymous. We disambiguate these here

id

UBERON:0001762

taxon notes

Turbinals are only ossified in birds and derived synapsids.

In humans, the turbinates divide the nasal airway into three groove-like air passages -and are responsible for forcing inhaled air to flow in a steady, regular pattern around the largest possible surface of cilia and climate controlling tissue.