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basilar

[ bas-uh-ler ]
/ ˈbæs ə lər /
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adjective
pertaining to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM basilar

pre·bas·i·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for basilar

basilar
/ (ˈbæsɪlə) /

adjective
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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Medical definitions for basilar

basilar
[ băsə-lər ]

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