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Definition of the adjective basal

What does basal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more basal / most basal

  1. 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
  2. of or being the essential or basic part
  3. serving as or forming a base

Alternative definition of the adjective basal


  1. Relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
  2. [chiefly systematics] In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier.

Definition of the noun basal

What does basal mean as a name of something?


  1. [anatomy] Any basal structure or part


"Basal" is a musical album of Sogar.

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  1. Basal: In phylogenetics, basal is the direction of the base of a rooted phylogenetic tree or cladogram. Clade C may be described as basal within a larger clade D if its root is directly linked to the root of D. If C is the only clade of a given taxonomic rank that is basal within D, C may be described as the basal taxon of that rank within D. While there must always be two or more equally basal clades sprouting from the root of every cladogram, those clades may differ widely in rank and/or species diversity. Greater diversification may be associated with more evolutionary innovation, but ancestral characters should not be imputed to the members of a less species-rich basal clade without additional evidence, as there can be no assurance such an assumption is valid.
  2. Basal when used in a medical sense refers to a minimal level that is necessary for health or life. As used by diabetics and health care professionals, it describes a low, continuous dosage of insulin intended to "cover" the glucose output of the liver.

Phrases with Basal

Phrases starting with the word Basal:

  1. Basal body
  2. basal vein
  3. Basal Dicot
  4. Basal Annulus
  5. Basal Bristle
  6. basal ganglion
  7. Basal Tomentum
  8. Basal Tubercle
  9. basal metabolism
  10. basal temperature
  11. basal placentation
  12. basal metabolic rate
  13. basal body temperature
  14. basal body temperature method
  15. basal body temperature method of family planning

Phrases ending with the word Basal:

  1. Pattara Basal
  2. Species Pattara Basal

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Basal

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Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B. Draper, Peter A. Richards

Basal Proximal end of the trunk or branch, e.g. trunk wound extending to the ground is a basal wound, or as epicormic shoots arising from a lignotuber. Basal bell fracture The failure of a bottle butt as the result of a mixture of shear failure and ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Basal. Cell. Carcinoma. The most common form of skin cancer. Its main cause is long-term exposure to ultraviolet light, usually from the sun; most tumours develop on exposed sites, chiefly the face and neck.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

basal. cell. carcinoma. (rodent ulcer) The commonest form of skin cancer; caused by sunlight. It occurs most commonly on the central part of the face and is characterized by a small slowgrowing nodule which ulcerates and fails to heal.

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

BASAL AREA FACTOR expressed as a ratio of hole area to land area (e.g., M2/ hectare). The basal area of stands or forests is the cross-sectional area of all the trees (usually determined by sampling). Assuming a round tree trunk and ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

basal pinacoid A crystal form consisting of 2 parallel faces , so oriented as to cut the vertical axis c and to be parallel with planes of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2007)

by Neil J. Salkind

Basal age represents the highest level, on a test standardized in units corresponding to mental age or ageequivalents, below which it can be assumed that all items would be answered correctly. For example, a child who correctly answers the ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

basal body temperature (BBT) Basedow's goiter beginning of the fertile days is to subtract 19 days from the shortest complete menstrual cycle of the preceding 6 months. The basal body temperature method is more effective when used with ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

basal (baz′əl), adj 1. describing the minimal functions necessary for life. adj 2. located at or forming the base of a structure. n 3. the fundamental ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

basal body temperature (BBT) Basedow's goiter beginning of the fertile days is to subtract 19 days from the shortest complete menstrual cycle of the preceding 6 months. The basal body temperature method is more effective when used with ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (1996)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia Serraon Claudio

Basal. energy. expenditure. (BEE). The. amount of energy used in 24 hours by a person at complete rest, lying down in a comfortable environment and temperature, and 12 hours after the last meal. BEE correlates directly with measures of ...

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Small photo of Abstract, polarizing micrograph of basal cells in the leaves of Dicranum moss. The blue and gold colors are the result of differential refraction of light by the cell wallsSmall photo of False colour transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrograph of a kidney distal convoluted tube. Basal infoldings are labelled in red colour, mitochondria in green, and lysosomes in blue. .Small photo of Transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrograph showing of a kidney convoluted tube cell. The basal infoldings with numerous mitochondria associated can be seen. Dense bodies are lysosomes.Small photo of False colour transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrograph showing the basal infoldings (red) of a kidney convoluted tube cell. Mitochondria are labelled in green and lysosomes in blueSmall photo of Big brown Chinese geese, the domesticated form of the swan goose, the most common geese found in Thailand. Chinese geese are large size and strongly developed basal knob on the upper side of the bill.Small photo of Tea Raw Leaf With Basal LeavesSmall photo of Basal Cell Carcinoma More...

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