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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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The data in table- 2, 3 showed that combined applications of zinc and boron in treatment [T.sub.9] (basal dose 250 gm chelated zinc+borax +foliar 3gm zinc sulphate+ 2gm boron) the maximum plant height of 29.46cm, ascorbic acid of 24.16%, fruit length of 4.95cm and fruit width of 5.61cm was observed compared to [T.sub.10] (Control) and [T.sub.5] (basal 250 gm chelated Zinc+foliar 3gm zinc sulphate) and [T.sub.6] (basal 250 gm borax+foliar 2gm boron) ...
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