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at the base; forming a basis; fundamental; basic
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basil – an aromatic herb used in cooking
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. at, of, or constituting a base
2. of or constituting a foundation or basis; fundamental; essential
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ba•sal(ˈbeɪ səl, -zəl)
1. of, at, or forming the base.
2. forming a basis; fundamental; basic: a basal reader.
a. indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest.
b. of an amount required to maintain this level.
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|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"|
|2.||basal - 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"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[rate, metabolism] → basal(e)
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. basal, basilar, rel. a una base;
___ ganglia diseases → enfermedades de los ganglios ___ -es;
___ metabolic rate → índice del metabolismo ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
basaladj basal, (at rest) en reposo
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