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Definitions and Synonyms of basal | Another word for basal | What is basal?

Definition 1: 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 - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where basal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • basal placentation
  • radical leaves

Synonyms for basal in the sense of this definition

(basal belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 2: serving as or forming a base - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where basal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Synonyms for basal in the sense of this definition

(basal is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

Definition 3: of or being the essential or basic part - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where basal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elementary need for love and nurturing
  • a basal reader

Synonyms for basal in the sense of this definition

(basal is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

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