a first coat of a surfacing material, as paint.
any coat of plastering beneath the finish coat.
- Basal ganglia
any of several masses of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere. Historical Examples Thus the cerebellum and basal ganglia are a little smaller in men than in women, compared with the cerebral hemispheres. The Sexual Question August Forel plural noun the thalamus together with other closely related masses of grey matter, situated near the base […]
- Base deficit
base deficit base deficit n. A decrease in the total concentration of bicarbonate indicative of metabolic acidosis or of compensated respiratory alkalosis.
- Base estate
an estate held from a lord on the condition of performing some service, especially service of a demeaning nature. Historical Examples But John Knox declared, “I am a man of base estate and condition.” John Knox and the Reformation Andrew Lang
- Base exchange
a department store operated under government supervision at an air base. Abbreviation: BX.