basilar lamina n.
The membrane extending from the spiral lamina of the ear to the basilar crest of the cochlea, forming the greater part of the floor of the cochlear duct and supporting the organ of Corti.
- Basilar membrane
a supporting membrane, especially the membrane that supports the organ of Corti in the ear and aids in translating sound vibrations into electrical signals. Historical Examples Each arch rests on the basilar membrane, and supports rows of cells having minute hair-like processes. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various basilar membrane: a thin […]
- Basilar meningitis
basilar meningitis basilar meningitis n. Meningitis at the base of the brain, usually caused by tuberculosis, syphilis, or a low-grade chronic granulomatous condition. Also called tubular meningitis.
- Basilar vertebra
basilar vertebra basilar vertebra n. The lowest lumbar vertebra.
a medieval dagger having a tapering blade with straight transverse quillons and a T -shaped pommel. Historical Examples Sometimes a clergyman had not only a basilard habitually hanging at his girdle, but also a sword for use on occasion. Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts