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[bas-uh-ler] /ˈbæs ə lər/
pertaining to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull.
Also, basilary
[bas-uh-ler-ee] /ˈbæs əˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA)
Origin of basilar
1535-45; < New Latin basilāre, equivalent to Medieval Latin bassil(e) pelvis + -āre, neuter of -āris -ar1
Related forms
prebasilar, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for basilar
Historical Examples
  • Together with the digital artery it descends to near the basilar process of the os pedis.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • The tendency of the coronal region is upward, that of the basilar downward.

  • Its antagonism must be on the basilar surface, and a little behind the vertical line, as Love is before it.

  • Her words fell upon his ears, setting up vibrations and oscillations in the basilar membranes.

    Life Sentence James McConnell
  • In relation to basilar length the tympanic bullae of bangsi are longer.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • In most subspecies of both M. frenata and M. erminea the tympanic bullae are relatively (to the basilar length) longer in females.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • The inferior border is attached in front to the basilar and retrossal processes, behind which it blends with the plantar cushion.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • In relation to the basilar length, measurements of the skull are approximately the same or slightly less in cicognanii.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • Each arch rests on the basilar membrane, and supports rows of cells having minute hair-like processes.

  • In relation to the basilar length, the tympanic bulla is shorter but all other measurements are more.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
British Dictionary definitions for basilar


(mainly anatomy) of or situated at a base: basilar artery Also basilary (ˈbæsɪlərɪ; -sɪlrɪ)
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin basilaris, from Latin basisbase1; compare Medieval Latin bassile pelvis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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basilar in Medicine

basilar bas·i·lar (bās'ə-lər)
Of, relating to, or located at or near the base, especially the base of the skull.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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