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Concha

 

a semidome that serves as the ceiling of the semi-cylindrical portions of buildings (an apse or niche). The concha, which originated in eastern Hellenistic architecture, was popular in Roman and Byzantine architecture and in medieval Christian religious buildings. It was often filled with mosaics or frescoes depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Christian saints.

concha

1. The semidome vaulting of an apse; also called a conch.
2. In Spanish architecture and its derivatives, a decorative element in the form of the interior of a sea scallop; see shell-headed.
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According to the Mladina classification, a type 3 SD involves a unilateral crest at the level of the head of the middle nasal concha.
On shifting of the inferior nasal concha by fracture, bleeding induced by arterial rupture was observed in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus and was controlled using bipolar coagulation.
Impaired water-mineral balance may be explained by the fact that predisposition to absorb sodium and chloride ions is more developed in the epithelium of a polyp than in the epithelium of unchanged nasal conchas [30].
Choanal polyp originated from the inferior nasal concha.
Ectopic supernumerary tooth on the inferior nasal concha.