any of several masses of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere.
Thus the cerebellum and basal ganglia are a little smaller in men than in women, compared with the cerebral hemispheres.
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the thalamus together with other closely related masses of grey matter, situated near the base of the brain
the large masses of gray matter at the base of the brain which, if damaged, would impair motor abilities
basal ganglia pl.n.
The caudate and lentiform nuclei of the brain and the cell groups associated with them, considered as a group.
All of the large masses of gray matter at the base of the cerebral hemisphere. No longer in technical use.
- 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.
- Base excess
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- Base head
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