regarding or developing the bottom
- of or being the fundamental or basic part
- serving as or forming a base
- particularly of leaves; situated at base of a plant or stem; specially arising right from root or rootstock or a root-like stem
- associated with, or developing, the bottom.
"relating to a base," 1828, from base (letter.) + -al (1).
(a.) regarding, or forming, the base.
In both classes the body is encased by a thick non-cellular cuticle, the deepest layer of which - the subcuticle or basal membrane (fig.