Meaning of basal in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbeɪsl/

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mainly technical
  • Forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base.

    ‘basal epidermal cells’
    • ‘the plant grows huge basal leaves’
    • ‘Cells are replaced from a basal layer of proliferating epidermal cells in contact with the basal lamina.’
    • ‘These cells originate in the lower epidermis by division of basal cells in the basal layer.’
    • ‘Thus, for four of the five treatments, the ratios of basal leaf to root were similar.’
    • ‘Alcohol withdrawal symptoms and a left basal pneumonia complicated his recovery.’
    • ‘It was not clear whether the two central cells of the basal region of the stalk derived from the subepidermal layer or not.’
    basic, foundational, rudimentary, elemental, elementary, underlying, basal, radical, root