Definition for TUR'BIN-ATE, or TUR'BIN-A-TED

TUR'BIN-ATE, or TUR'BIN-A-TED, a. [L. turbinatus, formed like a top, from turbo, turben, a top.]

  1. In conchology, spiral, or wreathed conically from a larger base to a kind of apex; as, turbinated shells. Cyc.
  2. In botany, shaped like a top or cone inverted; narrow at the base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated germ, nectare or pericarp. Lee.
  3. Whirling. [Little used.]

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