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basal

 [ba´sal]
pertaining to or situated near a base; in physiology, pertaining to the lowest possible level.
basal body temperature method a type of natural family planning; see contraception.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ba·sal

(bā'săl), [TA]
1. Situated nearer the base of a pyramidal organ in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of apical. Synonym(s): basalis [TA]
2. In dentistry, denoting the floor of a cavity in the grinding surface of a tooth.
3. Denoting a standard or reference state of a function, as a basis for comparison. More specifically, denoting the exact conditions for measurement of basal metabolic rate (q.v.); basal conditions do not always denote a minimum value, for example, metabolic rate in sleep is usually lower than the basal rate but is inconvenient for standard measurement.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

basal

adjective Referring to a base, baseline or non plus minimum.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ba·sal

(bā'săl) [TA]
1. Situated nearer the base of a pyramidal organ in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of apical.
2. dentistry Denoting the floor of a cavity in the grinding surface of a tooth.
3. Denoting a standard or reference state of a function, as a basis for comparison.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

basal

Pertaining to, situated at, or forming, an anatomical base of any kind.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

basal 

1. In anatomy, denoting a layer or cells farthest away from the surface. Example: the basal cells of the corneal epithelium nearest Bowman's layer. 2. In optics, denoting the surface opposite to the apex of a prism.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ba·sal

(bā'săl) [TA]
1. [TA] In dentistry, denoting the floor of a cavity in the grinding surface of a tooth.
2. Situated nearer the base of a pyramidal organ in relation to a specific reference point.
Synonym(s): basalis [TA] .
3. Denoting a standard or reference state of a function, as a basis for comparison.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Karatajute-Talimaa (1997b) erected the elasmobranch order Lugalepidida based on the characteristics of pectoral and pelvic fins, complex scales in which the odontodes (polyodontodia) of the crown are formed of orthodentine, and the non-growing base of acellular bone tissue; there is no horizontal canal system on the boundary between the crown and the basal plate. According to Karatajute-Talimaa (ibid.), this order differs from Mongolepidida, whose representatives have scales with a growing base and odontodes of lamelline forming longitudinal odontocomplexes of the crown.
Mean transformation frequency for basal plates on RSM-1 was 1.1% for Sampiyon and 8% for Kral (Figure-6and7).
Ernst, "Does the presence of placental basal plate myometrial fibres increase the risk of subsequent morbidly adherent placenta: a case-control study," BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol.
Chronic deciduitis: a heavy infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells is seen in the basal plate (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X20).
Histochemical studies revealed glycogen in the epithelium of the amnion and decidual cells at the basal plate in the form of individual grains.
Finally, the fenestra prootica and metoptica are continuous because the pila antotica does not have contact with the basal plate.
The chorionic plate indentation reaches the basal plate, which contains almost confluent, very reflective areas.
Scaling is a modified version of sectioning, in which two to three scales are left together, including a portion of basal plate (Fig.
Diagnosis: Colonies unbranched, 1.552.92 m in height, showing a basal plate. Axis straight for 25 to 81% of the total length, then curving in regular, step, well defined spirals or in a sinuous stem.
Peel off the clean, individual scales, each with a wee bit of the basal plate attached, by making sure they come off in one go.
The company will export key components, such as large scale integrated circuits, to its factory in Dalian, China, into which Toshiba has invested some 300 million yen to build a basal plate production line and an assembly line.