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ba·sin

(bā'sin),
A receptacle for fluids.

basin

1 a receptacle for collecting or holding fluids. A kidney-shaped basin is commonly used as an emesis receptacle.
2 term used to describe the shape of the pelvis.

basin

(1) Pelvis.
(2) A flattened hollow bowl for holding liquids for washing, and for various other uses.

basin

(bās′ĭn)
An open, bowl-like container for holding liquids. It may be shaped to fit around a structure.

emesis basin

A kidney-shaped basin that can fit close to the neck so vomitus may be collected.

lymph node basin

The lymph nodes, considered collectively, into which lymph channels drain from a particular region of the body. Lesions on an arm, for example, drain into the axillary basin; those on a leg drain into the groin. Similarly, prostate cancers drain into pelvic and periaortic basins.
References in classic literature ?
I am laughing," said he, "to think of the great head the pagan must have had who owned this helmet, for it looks exactly like a regular barber's basin.
Knightleys were as unpersuadable on that article as herself;and two basins only were ordered.
The head was so cleverly cut off that it fell into the basin, and directly the blood ceased to flow.
One says, "Of the beauty of the scene I can not say enough," and then proceeds to cover up with a woof of glittering sentences a thing which, when stripped for inspection, proves to be only an unobtrusive basin of water, some mountainous desolation, and one tree.
I was one of the last to go out, and in passing the tables, I saw one teacher take a basin of the porridge and taste it; she looked at the others; all their countenances expressed displeasure, and one of them, the stout one, whispered -
The refectory was a great, low-ceiled, gloomy room; on two long tables smoked basins of something hot, which, however, to my dismay, sent forth an odour far from inviting.
Katherine's Dock, lying overshadowed and black like a quiet pool amongst rocky crags, through the venerable and sympathetic London Docks, with not a single line of rails in the whole of their area and the aroma of spices lingering between its warehouses, with their far-famed wine- cellars - down through the interesting group of West India Docks, the fine docks at Blackwall, on past the Galleons Reach entrance of the Victoria and Albert Docks, right down to the vast gloom of the great basins in Tilbury, each of those places of restraint for ships has its own peculiar physiognomy, its own expression.
Nothing in those days could have been more striking than the vast, empty basins, surrounded by miles of bare quays and the ranges of cargo-sheds, where two or three ships seemed lost like bewitched children in a forest of gaunt, hydraulic cranes.
Castle Geyser suddenly erupted when we were on the opposite side of the basin, but the spout was so robust we had a great view of it nonetheless.
As the JOIDES Resolution criss-crossed the sea early this year from the coast of Sardinia southeast to the toe of Italy, scientists were looking at the evolution of the basin from two perspectives: They were investigating the history of the young passive margin, or continental edge, on the northwest side of the basin; and they were reconstructing the way the basin has opened at sites in the southeast over several million years.
That management of Wits Basin will be retained to manage and lead the direction of the merged company.
But workers called out in Valencia once found a family of ducks stranded in a catch basin.