Tur"bi*nate (?), Tur"bi*na`ted (?), a. [L. turbinatus, turbo, turben, -inis, a whirl, top.]
Whirling in the manner of a top.
A spiral and turbinated motion of the whole.
Shaped like a top, or inverted cone; narrow at the base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated ovary, pericarp, or root.
Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.
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