Associations to the word «Basal»


BASAL, adjective. Basic, elementary; relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin
BASAL, adjective. (anatomy) associated with the base of an organism or structure
BASAL, adjective. (medicine) a minimal level that is necessary, such as a minimum dose of a drug
BASAL, adjective. (chiefly systematics) In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier. The earliest clade to branch in a larger clade.
BASAL, noun. Base, bottom, minimum
BASAL, noun. (anatomy) Any basal structure or part
BASAL ANNULUS, noun. (mycology) Describes a mushroom with an annulus located near the bottom of the stem.
BASAL BODIES, noun. Plural of basal body
BASAL BODY, noun. (biology) A cellular organelle, similar to a centriole, associated with the formation of cilia and flagella
BASAL BRISTLE, noun. (ornithology) A small feather located at the base of a bird's bill that has little or no vane.
BASAL CELL, noun. (cytology) A cell of the basal layer (stratum basale) of the epidermis
BASAL DICOT, noun. (botany) A dicotyledon that is not part of the monocots.
BASAL GANGLIA, noun. Plural of basal ganglion
BASAL GANGLION, noun. (neuroanatomy) Any of a group of nuclei in the brain interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and brainstem
BASAL LAYER, noun. (anatomy) The deepest layer of the epidermis
BASAL MEDIUM, noun. A growth medium that incorporates a generic material (e.g. yeast extract) of unknown precise composition
BASAL METABOLIC RATE, noun. (physiology) The amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment, in the post-absorptive state.
BASAL METABOLIC RATES, noun. Plural of basal metabolic rate
BASAL TOMENTUM, noun. (mycology) The mycelium at the base of a mushroom's stem.
BASAL TUBERCLE, noun. (mycology) A fleshy mass of tissue located at the junction of the a mushroom and its substrate.

Dictionary definition

BASAL, adjective. 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".
BASAL, adjective. Serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats".
BASAL, adjective. Of primary importance.

Wise words

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