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
- UMLS:C1266928 (ncithesaurus:Nasal_Turbinate)
FMA considers nasal concha and nasal concha of ethmoid bone to be synonymous. We disambiguate these here
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.
- nasal turbinal
- neurocranium bone
- endochondral bone
- zone of bone organ
- structure with developmental contribution from neural crest
- transformation of some nasal concha cartilage
- develops_from some nasal concha cartilage