Meaning of basal

Definition of basal

(adj) 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; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"; "a basal reader"
serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

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