Definition of basal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbāsəl/
Pronunciation: /ˈbāzəl/


[attributive] chiefly technical
Forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: ba·sal

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