basifixed

[ bey-suh-fikst ]
/ ˈbeɪ səˌfɪkst /

adjective Botany.

attached at or near the base, as a leaf to a stem.

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Origin of basifixed

First recorded in 1870–75; base1 + -i- + fixed
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British Dictionary definitions for basifixed

basifixed
/ (ˈbeɪsɪˌfɪkst) /

adjective

botany (of an anther) attached to the filament by its base
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