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 (băs′ə-lər) also bas·i·lar·y (-lĕr′ē)
Of, relating to, or located at or near the base, especially the base of the skull: the basilar artery.

[New Latin basilāris, from Latin basis, base; see basis.]
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(Anatomy) chiefly anatomy of or situated at a base: basilar artery. Also: basilary
[C16: from New Latin basilaris, from Latin basis base1; compare Medieval Latin bassile pelvis]
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(ˈbæs ə lər)

also bas•i•lar•y

(-ˌlɛr i)

pertaining to or situated at the base, esp. the base of the skull.
[1535–45; < New Latin basilāre= Medieval Latin bassil(e) pelvis + Latin -āre, neuter of -āris -ar1]
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Adj.1.basilar - of or relating to or located at the basebasilar - of or relating to or located at the base; "the basilar membrane of the cochlea"
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a. basilar, rel. a la base o parte basal.
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In the 1960s, von Bekesy hypothesized that the basilar membrane was tonotopically organized, and he gave a "traveling" wave or vibratory fluid motion that traversed the membrane from base to apex.
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We decided that we damaged the basilar membrane, resulting in the entry of air bubbles to the scala vestibuli.
In this study, investigators flow loaded the basilar artery in rats by performing bilateral carotid artery ligation.
Inside the skull, they merge to form the basilar artery, which supplies blood to the back of the brain.
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