pertaining to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull.

Also bas·i·lar·y [bas-uh-ler-ee] /ˈbæs əˌlɛr i/.

Origin of basilar

1535–45; < New Latin basilāre, equivalent to Medieval Latin bassil(e) pelvis + -āre, neuter of -āris -ar1
Related formspre·bas·i·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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mainly anatomy of or situated at a basebasilar artery Also: basilary (ˈbæsɪlərɪ, -sɪlrɪ)

Word Origin for basilar

C16: from New Latin basilaris, from Latin basis base 1; compare Medieval Latin bassile pelvis
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basilar in Medicine




Of, relating to, or located at or near the base, especially the base of the skull.
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