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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.

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.

basal

adjective Referring to a base, baseline or non plus minimum.

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.

basal

Pertaining to, situated at, or forming, an anatomical base of any kind.

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.

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.