What does basal mean?

basal meaning in General Dictionary

regarding or developing the bottom

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  • 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.

basal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"relating to a base," 1828, from base (letter.) + -al (1).

basal - German to English


basal meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) regarding, or forming, the base.

Sentence Examples with the word basal

In both classes the body is encased by a thick non-cellular cuticle, the deepest layer of which - the subcuticle or basal membrane (fig.

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