Basilar



pertaining to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull.
basal.
Historical Examples

Together with the digital artery it descends to near the basilar process of the os pedis.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

The tendency of the coronal region is upward, that of the basilar downward.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, March 1887 Various

Its antagonism must be on the basilar surface, and a little behind the vertical line, as Love is before it.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, December 1887 Various

Her words fell upon his ears, setting up vibrations and oscillations in the basilar membranes.
Life Sentence James McConnell

In relation to basilar length the tympanic bullae of bangsi are longer.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

In most subspecies of both M. frenata and M. erminea the tympanic bullae are relatively (to the basilar length) longer in females.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

The inferior border is attached in front to the basilar and retrossal processes, behind which it blends with the plantar cushion.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

In relation to the basilar length, measurements of the skull are approximately the same or slightly less in cicognanii.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

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

In relation to the basilar length, the tympanic bulla is shorter but all other measurements are more.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

adjective
(mainly anatomy) of or situated at a base: basilar artery Also basilary (ˈbæsɪlərɪ; -sɪlrɪ)

basilar bas·i·lar (bās’ə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located at or near the base, especially the base of the skull.

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