Definition of Basilar

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or located at the base. "The basilar membrane of the cochlea"

Exact synonyms: Basilary
Partainyms: Base, Base
Derivative terms: Base, Base

Definition of Basilar

1. a. Relating to, or situated at, the base.

Definition of Basilar

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or located at a base, but especially at the base of the skull or a lung. ¹

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Definition of Basilar

1. basal [adj] - See also: basal

Medical Definition of Basilar

1. Relating to the base of a pyramidal or broad structure. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basilar

basil balm
basil mint
basil thyme
basilar (current term)
basilar angle
basilar apophysis
basilar artery
basilar bone
basilar cartilage
basilar crest of cochlear duct
basilar fibrocartilage
basilar index
basilar interstitial lung disease
basilar lamina
basilar membrane

Literary usage of Basilar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The basilar Artery, so named from its position at the base of the skull, ... The superior cerebellar arteries arise near the termination of the basilar. ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"This name has been given to several parts, which seem to serve as bases to others. The sacrum and sphenoid have been so called. basilar AR'TERY ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"THE results obtained about a year ago in the treatment of two babies suffering from posterior basilar meningitis who were admitted to the Willard Parker ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The basilar portion is ossified from two centres, one in front of the other; these appear about the sixth week of fetal life and rapidly coalesce. ..."

5. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... basilar artery Basal-fraktur, /. fracture of the base (of the skull) Basal-membran ... basal turn of cochlea Basal-winkel, m. basilar angle Basal-zelle, ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1839)
"Of a peculiarity of structure occasionally occurring in the basilar Artery of Man. ... The basilar artery, in the manner in which it is formed, ..."

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