the small curved bones that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage [ MP:0002244 ]

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

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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external ontology notes

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



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.