EnglishEdit

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From base +‎ -al.

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basal (comparative more basal, superlative most basal)

  1. Basic, elementary; relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
    This is the basal idea.
    The organism needs more energy on basal maintenance.
    A basal reader is a kind of book that is used to teach reading.
  2. (anatomy) Associated with the base of an organism or structure.
    In the spring, basal leaves emerge from a stout taproot.
  3. (medicine) Of a minimal level that is necessary for maintaining the health or life of an organism.
    a basal diet
  4. (chiefly systematics) In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier. The earliest clade to branch in a larger clade.
    Hittite is a basal Indo-European language.
    A magnolia is a basal angiosperm.

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basal (plural basals)

 
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  1. base, bottom, minimum
  2. (anatomy) Any basal structure or part

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FrenchEdit

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  • (file)

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basal (feminine singular basale, masculine plural basaux, feminine plural basales)

  1. basal

GermanEdit

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basal (comparative basaler, superlative am basalsten)

  1. basal

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic بَصَل(baṣal).

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basal m (collective, singulative basla, paucal basliet)

  1. onion (as a mass or species); several onions
    • 2018, “Tasal li tiekol burger bid-dud?”, in Television Malta (TVM)[1]:
      Biex il-burger ikun komplut jisserva bil-ħass, basal u tadam u diġà kien suċċess fl-Olanda u l-Belġju.
      For the burger to be complete it is served with lettuce, onions and tomatoes; it has already been a success in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  2. bulbs

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basal

  1. to beat, to knock

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈsal/, [baˈsal]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧sal

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basal (plural basales)

  1. basal

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