Definitions for basal

Definitions for (adj) basal

Main entry: basal, radical

Definition: especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem

Usage: basal placentation; radical leaves

Main entry: basal, primary

Definition: of primary importance

Main entry: basal, base

Definition: serving as or forming a base

Usage: the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

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