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A receptacle for fluids.


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.


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


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.
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Pfafstetter classification (1989) also proceeds from general to particular in order to separate the water space both at continental level and at basins and at sub-basins levels according to precisely defined rules (Verdin, 1997; Furnas, 2001; Britton, 2002).
Another consequence of this volume being the offspring of a European Union of Geosciences meeting is that the case studies are heavily based on European basins (twelve out of fifteen papers), with additional examples from Australia (one fore-arc basin), Chile (a divergent continental margin), and Asia (one intracratonic basin).
Unless you can correlate sea levelchanges very precisely with biostratigraphy and be convinced that they're the same age in all sorts of different basins, you have no basis to think that sea level change in those basins is controlled by one process,' says Miall.
2016 Make improvements to basins 1 & 2 to restore them to the original design in 2016.
The apparent movement of the seafloor spreading site gives some indication of the way basins like the Tyrrhenian evolve.
If we're anywhere near correct about the origin of these minerals, then any of these basins that have a significant amount of their sediments derived from volcanic rocks should have a significant amount of self-reversing minerals in them,' adds Butler.