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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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The object of the research was the territory of Belgorod region, where we performed the basinal and administrative approach towards rationalization of the nature management.
The presence of non-bioturbated diatomaceous sediments in subunit C indicates a low sedimentation rate in a basinal setting.
Earlier studies had said that Pakistan contained a large basinal area with discovered/proven gas reserves of 30 trillion cubic feet.
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.
The shallow drilling at Salt Wells has confirmed an elongate Lithium/Boron/Potassium/Phosphorous anomaly on the property that is proximal to the basinal feature delineated by the recently completed gravity geophysical survey.
This shift in continental dispersal pathways coincides with a large transgression and a shift from temperate-style to tropical-style carbonate deposition throughout Laurentia, thought to be the result of global warming from the short-lived Boda Event (Fortey & Cocks 2005), or termination of cool-water upwelling due to basinal infilling (Holland & Patzkowsky 1996).
Shu'aiba differs in that it contains referral build-ups of rudists surrounded by dense basinal limestones of the Bab member.
During the Paleogene Pabdeh (basinal marls and argillaceous limestones) Formation were deposited in the middle and on both sides of the Zagros basinal axis [44] (Fig.
Basinal restriction, black shales, Re-Os dating, and the Early Toarcian (Jurassic) oceanic anoxic event.
PEDL181 covers an area of over 540 km2 in the Humber Basin that has the potential for both conventional oil and gas and also for shale gas resources held in Carboniferous basinal black marine shales known to be 120m thick in the region.
In these cases deposition continued within basinal depressions prior to the onlap of the Windsor Group, with only minor erosion taking place along the basal Windsor Group unconformity.
The stratigraphy consists of deformed and metamorphosed basinal sediments that accumulated at the edge of the Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic continental margin.