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A receptacle for fluids.
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(1) Pelvis.
(2) A flattened hollow bowl for holding liquids for washing, and for various other uses.
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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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The basinal and administrative approach lets establishing effective spatial forms of interaction between the nature users [3; 10].
The valley widens gradually and the Solimoes River meanders strongly in the basinal regions between the arches.
One less common feature of Oklahoma's subsurface is the occurrence of deep basinal brines of the type that are associated with large oil fields.
The Cuthbertson Mountain deposit appears to have been formed in a similar setting, but one where hot springs were delivering manganese to the basinal waters.
Middle Smackover strata, especially in basinal areas, are dominated by lime mudstone and pelletal or fossiliferous wackestone, deposited in relatively deep water.
This transition represents a rapid facies change, from a stromatolite-dominated carbonate reef to organic-rich basinal shales (20% TOC), devoid of carbonate.
5) was deposited in a nearshore to basinal marine setting during the middle Miocene to upper Pliocene (see discussion below).
In Hakkari and parts of Siirt and Diyarbakir, the Midyat is equated with the generally younger Asmari of south-western Iran and northern Iraq, displaying changes in regional facies and grading into more basinal sediments to the north and the west.
Earlier studies had said that Pakistan contained a large basinal area with discovered/proven gas reserves of 30 trillion cubic feet.
Members of the Cambrian fauna are ubiquitous across the shelf during the Cambrian Period but become progressively more restricted to outer shelf and basinal habitats during the Ordovician, when the Paleozoic fauna diversifies and becomes dominant in shelf environments (see Sepkoski 1991b, 1992).
In the rather thin (about 2-3 m thick) deep basinal post-Lamar/pre-Castile deposits along the Lamar Cuesta near the Texas Ranch Road 1108 so far only C.