basilar

[bas-uh-ler]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. basil,
  2. basil i,
  3. basil thyme,
  4. basil, saint,
  5. basilan,
  6. basilar artery,
  7. basilar membrane,
  8. basilar meningitis,
  9. basilar vertebra,
  10. basilard

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

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British Dictionary definitions for basilar

basilar

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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Medicine 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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