The turbinator bones are three thin bones that are also known as the inferior nasal conchae. These are some of the facial bones of the head.
The three thin bones known as the turbinator bones form the sides of the nasal cavities and are located in the centre of the face.
As the turbinator bones form the nasal cavities they hold open these important passages easing the flow of air into the nose for breathing, and the out-flow of de-oxygenated 'air', which is mostly carbon dioxide.
See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.
More about Bones and the Skeletal System:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
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