(băs´ĭl or bās´ĭl)
n.1.(Chem.) A positive or nonacid constituent of compound, either elementary, or, if compound, performing the functions of an element.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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