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bas·al

 (bā′səl, -zəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, located at, or forming a base.
b. Botany Located at or near the base of a plant stem, or at the base of any other plant part: basal placentation.
2. Of primary importance; basic.

bas′al·ly adv.

basal

(ˈbeɪsəl)
adj
1. at, of, or constituting a base
2. of or constituting a foundation or basis; fundamental; essential
ˈbasally adv

ba•sal

(ˈbeɪ səl, -zəl)

adj.
1. of, at, or forming the base.
2. forming a basis; fundamental; basic: a basal reader.
3.
a. indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest.
b. of an amount required to maintain this level.
[1820–30]
ba′sal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.basal - especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.basal - serving as or forming a basebasal - serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
3.basal - of primary importance
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"

basal

adjective
1. Of or treating the most basic aspects:
2. Arising from or going to the root or source:
Translations
bazálnízákladní
basaal

basal

[ˈbeɪsl] ADJ
1. (lit, fig) → básico
2. (Physiol) → basal

basal

[ˈbeɪsəl] adj
[layer] → basal(e)
the basal layer of the skin → la couche basale de l'épiderme
[rate, metabolism] → basal(e)

basal

adj
(lit, fig)Grund-, fundamental
(Med)

ba·sal

a. basal, basilar, rel. a una base;
___ ganglia diseasesenfermedades de los ganglios ___ -es;
___ metabolic rateíndice del metabolismo ___.

basal

adj basal, (at rest) en reposo
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