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basal


adjective

  1. of, at, or forming the base.
  2. forming a basis; fundamental; basic.
  3. Physiology.
    1. indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest.
    2. of an amount required to maintain this level.
  4. Medicine/Medical. serving to induce a preliminary or light anesthesia prior to total anesthetization.

adjective

  1. at, of, or constituting a base
  2. of or constituting a foundation or basis; fundamental; essential
adj.

“relating to a base,” 1828, from base (n.) + -al (1).

adj.

  1. Of, relating to, located at, or forming a base, usually of an organ or a tooth.
  2. Of, relating to, of situated at the lowest level, as of an organ.

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