HyperDic: basal

English > 3 senses of the word basal:
ADJECTIVEallbasal, radicalespecially of leaves
allbasal, elementary, elemental, primaryof or being the essential or basic part
allbasal, baseof primary importance
basal > pronunciation
Soundsbey'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > basal: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningespecially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock / rootstock or a root-like stem.
Example"basal placentation"
Synonymradical
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Oppositecaulineespecially of leaves
Spanishbasal, radical
Catalanbasal, radical
Nounsbase(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
English > basal: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or being the essential or basic part.
Synonymselementary, elemental, primary
Broaderbasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishbásico, elemental
Catalanbàsic, elemental, primordial
English > basal: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf primary importance.
Synonymbase
Broaderbasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishbasal, fundamental
Nounsbaselowest support of a structure
basethe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained

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